We Asked, They Answered

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

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

Former VP Joe Biden talks early education at a campaign event in Clinton, IA

Former Vice President Joe Biden held an event in Clinton, IA on June 12th. Our advocates, Jill Applegate and Emilee Harris, attended his speech and caught up with him at the rope line. During his address to the crowd, Biden talked about early childhood education and making sure that quality education is accessible and equal … Continue reading Former VP Joe Biden talks early education at a campaign event in Clinton, IA

Gov. Bullock addresses children’s health and early education on visit to Ames, IA

Montana Governor Steve Bullock made a stop at Cafe Diem in Ames, IA on the 28th of May. He was approached by former Iowa state legislator and founder of the Children's Policy Coalition, Charlie Bruner, who asked him what he planned to do as president to improve healthy development of children in their first 1000 … Continue reading Gov. Bullock addresses children’s health and early education on visit to Ames, IA