FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Monday, October 3 at 8:00 a.m. PT Contact: Carter Ashforth, (510) 763-2444 x108, [email protected]   Children Now Releases State Legislative Candidates’ Responses to Kids’ Questionnaire Candidates were asked to address critical issues, including early childhood, health, child welfare, and education     Oakland, CA – Today, Children Now released responses to its state legislative [...]

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 1, 2022 Contact: Carter Ashforth, (510) 763-2444 x108, [email protected]   Advocates Commend Expansion of Hearing Aid Coverage for Children Program  Oakland, CA — Parent and children’s health advocates are commending an agreement with the Newsom Administration and legislative leaders to improve the one-year-old Hearing Aid Coverage for Children Program (HACCP) to [...]

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 8, 2022 Contact: Carter Ashforth, (510) 763-2444 x108, [email protected]   California Ranks in Bottom Third of States in Child Well-Being as Youth Depression and Anxiety Jump By 70%  OAKLAND, CA— California ranks 33rd in child well-being, according to the 2022 KIDS COUNT® Data Book, a 50-state report of recent household data [...]

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 13, 2022 Contact: Carter Ashforth, (510) 763-2444 x108, [email protected]   Children Now Statement on the 2022-23 Joint Legislative Budget Agreement OAKLAND, CA— Ted Lempert, President, Children Now, issued the following statement in response to the 2022-23 joint Legislative budget agreement: We applaud the Legislature for including a number of key investments [...]

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 13, 2022 Contact: Carter Ashforth, (510) 763-2444 x108, [email protected]   Children Now Statement on Gov. Newsom’s May Revision OAKLAND, CA— Ted Lempert, President, Children Now, issued the following statement in response to Governor Newsom’s May Revision:  We are proud that California leads the country in so many critical issue areas.  Unfortunately, [...]

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Wednesday, January 12 at 8:00 a.m. PT Contact: Carter Ashforth, (510) 763-2444 x108, [email protected]   New California Children’s Report Card Grades State Support for Kids Before and During Pandemic Data Underscores that California Needs to Make Kids the Top Priority Oakland, CA – Children Now released its 2022 California Children’s Report Card [...]

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 10, 2022 CONTACT: Carter Ashforth, (510) 763-2444 x 108, [email protected]   Children Now Statement on Gov. Newsom’s Proposed 2022-23 State Budget OAKLAND, CA— Children Now President Ted Lempert issued the following statement today in response to Governor Newsom’s proposed 2022-23 state budget: The Administration’s proposal does not focus enough on two [...]

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 29, 2021 Contact: Sara Ortega, [email protected]    Children Now Statement on 2021 State Budget Agreement  Ted Lempert, President, Children Now, issued the following statement in response to the final budget agreement:  California ranks 34th nationally on child well-being with significant equity gaps due in part to historic underinvestment in the systems that serve kids. We’re [...]

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 14, 2021 Contact: Maria Mejia, [email protected], 510-763-2444 ext. 108   Children Now Statement on Gov. Newsom's May Revision  Ted Lempert, President, Children Now, issued the following statement in response to Governor Newsom's May Revision: California ranks 34th nationally on child well-being with significant equity gaps due in part to historic underinvestment in the systems [...]

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