A hundred years ago America’s children were in dire straits—and U.S. voters came through for them
January 28, 2020
A century ago, America’s children faced dire conditions. It took a concerted effort by voters—especially women voters—and legislators to produce the important and foundational policies that would change this reality and protect kids for years to come. We need to do the same for kids in 2020.
Join the Movement to Elect Kid-Friendly Leaders—Here’s How
October 21, 2019
Americans of all ages are sensing that something is wrong — wrong about the way children and families are being treated and wrong about our national priorities that have gone astray. And in the next election, we have the chance to change course.
It’s Time to Hear What the Democratic Presidential Candidates Have Planned for the Nation’s 74 Million Children
August 4, 2019
With four debates behind us, the media has failed to ask how candidates will lead so that every child in our country can be successful. Our children’s future should be the focus of the next debate.
Undecided About 2020? Vote for Kids.
June 2, 2019
Kids Impact Initiative traces how voters are pressing candidates to focus on the well-being of children in a way that is helping both families and candidates. Included is a list of ways to join the effort to make your vote count for kids.
The Chronicle of Social Change: Accountability is Key to Capitalizing on New Political Leadership on Child Well-Being
February 27, 2019
The midterm elections bode well for children, ushering in a new group of politicians that recognizes the importance of investing in a healthy, fair start in life for our children and youth.
Report: Policymaker Accountability for U.S. Children’s Well-Being
February 25, 2019
Kids Impact Initiative has completed an analysis of policymaker accountability for children’s well-being in the present political times. It finds that strengthening policymaker accountability for kids is more urgent than at any time in this century.
We Need to Elect Kid-Partisan Leaders Now
October 10, 2018
Today, we have too few examples of acts of bipartisanship in service of our nation’s kids. Instead, we have heated rhetoric and political scorekeeping. Our children are in dire need of kid-partisan champions.
VoyageLA Magazine: Stories that Inspire Us
June 5, 2018
Wendy Lazarus tells how she became a child advocate and why it is the work she loves.
Bring Kids to the Polls With You
May 25, 2018
In every election, people may cast their vote solely based on how well a candidate represents their view on what matters most to them . But what if these voters were to consider prioritizing another issue — one that had implications across partisan divides and policies? Imagine if, before casting a vote, citizens asked themselves what the candidate commits to do for kids.
Digital Exclusion: A Troubling New Form of Student Segregation
May 8, 2018
Five million households in this country with school-aged children don’t have broadband access. But what makes this about segregation is the population most disproportionately affected—Black and Hispanic children living in low-income households.
“Will Today’s Young Activists Become Their Generation’s Lifelong Advocates for Change?”
March 28, 2018
With their remarkable media and organizing savvy, young activists are changing the gun debate and beginning to hold politicians accountable. But we believe they have even more potential: Our hope is that some of these young people will build on this passion for justice, and in the tradition of past activists, become the next generation of advocates who commit to work over the long term toward a more equal and humane America.
“We Measure and Are Accountable for the Things We Care About”
December 18, 2017
It’s a fact: As a nation, we measure and hold ourselves accountable when we care about something. If something is important enough to us, we find a way to measure where we stand and use that both to make progress toward an important goal — and to take corrective action if we backslide.
“We Can Be the Superheroes America’s Kids Need”
September 15, 2017
This summer, the story of a pioneering superhero who saved the world from destruction enthralled and inspired millions. But you don’t need to be Wonder Woman — or any other caped superhuman — to hear the call of those in need, to take action, and to come to their rescue.