FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Thursday, May 14 Contact: Maria Mejia, (510) 763-2444 x108, mmejia@childrennow.org   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: “The May Revise proposal fails to reflect that the majority of the state’s children were in crises [...]

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Thursday, April 23 Contact: Maria Mejia, (510) 763-2444 x108, mmejia@childrennow.org   Over 755 Organizations Urge Governor and Legislature to Prioritize Kids in the Upcoming Budget   OAKLAND, Calif. – More than 755 Pro-Kid organizations from The Children’s Movement sent a letter to the Governor and Legislature today urging them to prioritize kids [...]

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Tuesday, January 28 at 8:00am PST Contact: Maria Mejia, (510) 763-2444 x108, mmejia@childrennow.org   New Report Grades California on How Well It Supports Kids Data Shows California Trails Behind Other States in Many Areas of Child Well-Being   Oakland, CA –While California is a leader in so many areas, like defending vulnerable [...]

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 10, 2020 Contact: Maria Mejia, (510) 763-2444 x108, mmejia@childrennow.org   Children Now Statement on Gov. Newsom’s Proposed 2020-21 Budget   OAKLAND, CA— Children Now President Ted Lempert issued the following statement today in response to Governor Newsom's 2020-21 proposed budget: “California ranks near the bottom of the country on nearly all [...]

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 22, 2019 Contact: Maria Mejia, 510-763-2444 x108, mmejia@childrennow.org   California’s K-12 Schools Don’t Employ Enough Adults to Ensure Students have the Support they Need to Succeed  New brief from Children Now shows California is underfunding public schools   OAKLAND, Calif. — California schools are not adequately employing enough educators and staff to [...]

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UNDER EMBARGO Until Monday, June 17 at 12:01 a.m. ET Contact: Maria Mejia, 510-763-2444 x108, mmejia@childrennow.org    Despite areas of improvement, California ranks 35th nationally on children’s well-being State performs well in children’s health (7th), but falls near the bottom (46th) for economic well-being   OAKLAND, California — While California may rank highly on economic growth [...]

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 12, 2019 Contact: Maria Mejia, 510-763-2444 x108, mmejia@childrennow.org   Children Now Statement on Gov. Newsom’s State of the State   OAKLAND, CA— Children Now President Ted Lempert issued the following statement today in response to Governor Newsom’s State of the State: “We applaud Governor Newsom’s support for greater transparency and accountability in [...]

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 10, 2019 Contact: Maria Mejia, 510-763-2444 x108, mmejia@childrennow.org   Children Now Statement on Gov. Newsom’s Proposed 2019-20 Budget   OAKLAND, CA— Children Now President Ted Lempert issued the following statement today in response to Governor Newsom’s 2019-20 proposed budget: “Children Now applauds the Governor’s proposed budget which makes needed pro-kid investments […]

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