We Asked, They Answered

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

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

Former Congressman Beto O’Rourke talks children’s health care in Des Moines

On August 20th, Former Congressman Beto O'Rourke made a campaign stop at Grand View University in Des Moines, Iowa. Our children's advocate, Emilee Harris, was able to ask O'Rourke what he planned to do as president to ensure that all children recieve the health care that they need. O'Rourke stated that he planned to make … Continue reading Former Congressman Beto O’Rourke talks children’s health care in Des Moines

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

Senator Gillibrand talks about protecting kids 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 Senator Kirsten Gillibrand's time … Continue reading Senator Gillibrand talks about protecting kids at the AARP forums

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