Category Archives: Children

Congress Heard Your Voice; Bipartisan CHIP Bill Passes—Say Thanks to Your Rep, Urge Senators to Support

From Public Citizens for Children and Youth (http://www.pccy.org): Your phone calls urging your Representative to fund CHIP as-is worked! The U.S House of Representatives overwhelmingly approved a bill that extends funding for the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) for the … Continue reading

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Advocacy Positions Available—March 27, 2015

Here is the most recent posting of jobs available in research and advocacy: Early Head Start Director—Maternity Care Coalition

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Early Head Start Director—Maternity Care Coalition

Maternity Care Coalition (MCC), a dynamic nonprofit, works to improve maternal and child health and well-being through the collaborative efforts of individuals, families, providers and communities. MCC is Pennsylvania’s largest Early Head Start provider. The Early Head Start Director provides … Continue reading

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Congress Should Pass Four More Years of Maternal and Infant Early Childhood Home Visiting Program

From the Children’s Defense Fund (http://www.childrensdefense.org): Congress is about to strike a deal that takes care of seniors and doctors but leaves low-income and “at risk” children short. Congress’ annual struggle to avoid cuts in Medicare reimbursement rates so physicians … Continue reading

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Keeping Kids Safe in School

From Public Citizens for Children and Youth (http://www.pccy.org): One in three children in their formative teen years is likely to be bullied, according to the U.S. Department of Education.  The Safe School Improvement Act proposed by Senator Casey fights back … Continue reading

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Learn About the Prepare All Kids Act

From Public Citizens for Children and Youth (http://www.pccy.org): The Prepare All Kids Act (http://www.casey.senate.gov/newsroom/releases/casey-unveils-universal-pre-k-bill) will provide access to high-quality pre-k for all children, including 244,000 children in Pennsylvania. The bill, proposed by Senator Bob Casey, provides federal grants to cover … Continue reading

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Keeping Kids Healthy—Tell Congress to Fund CHIP As Is

From Public Citizens for Children and Youth (http://www.pccy.org): Why tinker with something that isn’t broken?  That’s the question that needs to be asked about PA Rep. Joseph Pitts proposed federal CHIP changes that will cause children to lose health benefits … Continue reading

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Staying on the March—Right Now

From the Children’s Defense Fund (http://www.childrensdefense.org): Fifty years ago I traveled from Mississippi to Selma, Alabama on March 21st, 1965 to join Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and thousands of fellow citizens marching the 54 miles to the steps of … Continue reading

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CWS Statement to the U.S. House of Representatives Judiciary Committee, Regarding The Protection of Children Act and The Asylum and Border Protection Act

From Church World Service (http://www.churchworldservice.org): March 3, 2015 Church World Service, a humanitarian organization comprised of 37 member communions, strongly opposes The Protection of Children Act introduced by Representative John Carter (R-TX-31) and The Asylum Reform and Border Protection Act … Continue reading

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CNR Update: Summer Meals Act Would Help Close Hunger Gap for Millions of Children

From the Food Research and Action Center (http://www.frac.org): Washington, D.C. – March 3, 2015 – Child nutrition program reauthorization efforts have taken a strong step forward with Senators Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) and Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) introducing The Summer Meals Act … Continue reading

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