Last week’s Voices for Children Luncheon brought more than 400 supporters together to stand strong for kids and fuel their futures. Executive Director Paola Maranan delivered a powerful speech reminding us that all children deserve health and success, and that the future of our nation hinges on the success of children of color. Here are some highlights:
As harmful as the budget discussions have been for kids, there is another discussion that is even worse.
From our state capital to the nation’s capital, some policymakers are doing something other than just talking about how to solve a budget crisis. They are pushing conversations designed to reshape and redefine what we all do, through government, to support children.
This conversation is not a new one, and it is about more than just the numbers. It is ultimately about what — and who — we value.
It’s about which children deserve our support - and which do not.