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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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 9, 2021 Contact: Maria Mejia, [email protected], 510-763-2444 ext. 108   Bill Sets Path to Eliminate Racial Disparities in Childhood Chronic Health Conditions Oakland, Calif., – California State Senator Susan Rubio (SD 22 – Baldwin Park) introduced the “Childhood chronic health conditions: racial disparities” bill, that if enacted, will eliminate racial disparities in childhood chronic conditions by 2030. Senate Bill 682, [...]

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California’s Children’s Emotional Well-Being in Peril Data across all of California’s 58 counties shows kids are struggling with mental health issues, impacting their overall well-being   Oakland, Calif. – Today Children Now released the 2021 California County Scorecard of Children’s Well-Being, an interactive online data tool that delivers a comprehensive picture of children’s conditions in every [...]

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Contacto para los medios de prensa: Maria Mejia, [email protected], 510-763-2444 ext. 108     El Bienestar Emocional de los Niños está en Peligro  Los Datos de los 58 condados de California muestran que los niños están frente a dificultades de salud mental, las cuales afectan su bienestar general.  Oakland, California – Hoy Children Now publicó la Tarjeta de Puntuación 2021 de los Condados de California Sobre el Bienestar de los Niños, una herramienta de [...]

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 5, 2021 CONTACT: Maria Mejia, (510) 763-2444 x 108, [email protected]   Over 1,000 Organizations Tell State to Put Kids First  Hundreds come together in letter urging leaders to prioritize investments in children’s programs and school reopening   Over1,000 diverse organizations of The Children’s Movement sent this letter to state leaders today, calling [...]

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