“No Small Matter” showing in Des Moines

On Tuesday, November 12th, member organizations of the Children's Policy Coalition co-hosted a showing of the No Small Matter documentary. The Mid-Iowa Chapter of the Iowa Association for the Education of Young Children, in conjunction with Unity Point Health, Every Child Matters, and Save the Children Action Network, brought the viewing to 111 attendees, ranging … Continue reading “No Small Matter” showing in Des Moines

Facebook Live Candidate Conversation with Senator Cory Booker

On Friday, November 1st, Caucus for Kids advocates sat down with Senator Cory Booker to discuss his plans for our nation's children and families. The advocates included Emilee Harris from Every Child Matters, Rob Barron from the Des Moines School Board, Sheila Hansen with the Child and Family Policy Center, Lana Shope with the Iowa … Continue reading Facebook Live Candidate Conversation with Senator Cory Booker

Facebook Live Candidate Conversation with Senator Kamala Harris

On Wednesday, October 23rd, our Caucus for Kids campaign was happy to host California Senator Kamala Harris for our seventh Facebook Live Candidate Conversation. We were joined by many children's advocates, with Emilee Harris from Every Child Matters, Barb Grant from the Iowa Community Action Association, Bek Wright the National Association of Social Workers - … Continue reading Facebook Live Candidate Conversation with Senator Kamala Harris

Facebook Live Candidate Conversation with Marianne Williamson

On Monday, September 30th, 2020 presidential candidate and author Marianne Williamson sat down with our children's advocates to participate in our Facebook Live Candidate Conversation Series. Our advocates in attendance included Jill Applegate and Emilee Harris from Every Child Matters, Sheila Hansen from the Child and Family Policy Center, Lauren Linnenbrink from the Iowa Association … Continue reading Facebook Live Candidate Conversation with Marianne Williamson

Candidate Conversation with Senator Michael Bennet

On Saturday, September 14th, our Caucus for Kids campaign sat down with Colorado Senator Michael Bennet as part of our Facebook Live Candidate Conversation Series, which you can watch here. We were delighted to be hosted at the Iowa Association for the Education of Young Children's office in Des Moines, Iowa. Bennet responded to questions … Continue reading Candidate Conversation with Senator Michael Bennet

Facebook LIVE Candidate Conversation with Governor Steve Bullock

Our “Caucus for Kids” campaign sat down last Friday, September 13th, in Iowa with Montana Governor and presidential hopeful Steve Bullock for a Facebook-Live discussion of issues affecting children. The broadcast, part of our “Candidate Conversation” series and viewable here, took place at New Horizons Academy child care center in Des Moines.   Bullock responded … Continue reading Facebook LIVE Candidate Conversation with Governor Steve Bullock

Caucus for Kids campaign hosts children and families roundtable with Sec. Julián Castro

On August 21st, the Caucus for Kids campaign held our Facebook Live candidate conversation with Former HUD Secretary Julián Castro at Conmigo Early Education Center in Des Moines. We were joined by our advocates, teachers of Conmigo, students and parents of students as well. https://youtu.be/Uup_w3vmjAM?t=1 Children's advocate Emilee Harris asked Castro what actions he would … Continue reading Caucus for Kids campaign hosts children and families roundtable with Sec. Julián Castro

Candidate Conversation with Congressman Seth Moulton

On Monday, July 15th, the Children's Policy Coalition held their second round table discussion of their Facebook Live Candidate Conversation series with Congressman Seth Moulton. Member of the Caucus for Kids campaign, Emilee Harris asked Moulton what he would do as president to create health care options for all children in America. Moulton stated that … Continue reading Candidate Conversation with Congressman Seth Moulton

Candidate Conversation with John Delaney

On Saturday, July 13th, members of the Children's Policy Coalition met with Congressman John Delaney to host the round table discussion that would kick off our Facebook Live Candidate Conversation series. After a brief introduction, Caucus for Kids member Emilee Harris asked Delaney what he would do as president to ensure that all children had … Continue reading Candidate Conversation with John Delaney

Just Kidding: Children in the Debates

Last week, twenty Democratic candidates took the stage in Florida to participate in the first debates of the 2020 election cycle. The topics ranged from immigration to gun control, and included the usual hot-button issues such as health care and climate change. No moderator questions explicitly mentioned children. Partly as a result, children and children’s … Continue reading Just Kidding: Children in the Debates