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

Scenes from Record-Breaking Polk County Steak Fry

Sixteen presidential candidates, 12,000 tickets sold, one event—the Polk County Steak Fry. The Polk County Steak fry is an annual event hosted by the Polk County Democrats to highlight candidates from top of their ticket to the bottom. This year was the largest Steak Fry ever, and our advocates Jill Applegate and Emilee Harris were … Continue reading Scenes from Record-Breaking Polk County Steak Fry

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

Senator Kamala Harris talks about child care in Coralville

Our advocates Jill Applegate and Emilee Harris were able to catch Senator Kamala Harris at her meet and greet at Backpocket Brewing in Coralville, Iowa on September 19th. When asked about how she would address the child care crisis, Harris started out by saying "I strongly believe that you should judge a society based on … Continue reading Senator Kamala Harris talks about child care in Coralville

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

Senator Cory Booker talks about how he would address the child care crisis

The Iowa State Fair provides an opportunity for all candidates seeking to win the presidency to make their case at the Des Moines Register Political Soapbox. On August 10th, our children's advocates Jill Applegate and Emilee Harris stopped by the Soapbox and were able to ask a question of New Jersey Senator Cory Booker. Asked … Continue reading Senator Cory Booker talks about how he would address the child care crisis

Former Governor Bill Weld Addresses the child care crisis at the Iowa State Fair

On August 11th, 2019 our Iowa team was able to catch up with former Massachusetts governor Bill Weld before he took the stage for his soapbox speech. Children's advocate Emilee Harris asked him what he planned to do as president to address the child care crisis. Weld says: "Well the main thing I think we … Continue reading Former Governor Bill Weld Addresses the child care crisis at the Iowa State Fair

Marianne Williamson talks public schools at the AARP forums

In June, the Iowa AARP hosted a round of forums for the 2020 presidential candidates, in which they were all posed questions from the moderators and the audience. A few of our coalition members attended on our behalf, and were able to get questions to the candidates. At the top of Marianne Williamson's time block, … Continue reading Marianne Williamson talks public schools at the AARP forums