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Children Now Statement on Gov. Newsom’s May Revision


OAKLAND, CA— Children Now President Ted Lempert issued the following statement today in response to Governor Newsom’s May Revision:

“We applaud Governor Newsom’s May Revision for working towards addressing early care and education and the extraordinary costs for families with children. He targets many critical whole-child supports that have long been ignored, and makes some important down payments to help our children’s future. Doing right by all kids is not only the right thing to do, it’s essential to our state’s ability to thrive. Yet unlike with other key issues, California ranks near the bottom in the nation when it comes to children’s well-being.  California needs a bold, ambitious plan to ensure that all of our kids have equal access to high-quality education –from birth through higher ed—as well as health care and other services that are so critical to ensuring they can achieve their full potential.”


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Children Now is a non-partisan, whole-child research, policy development and advocacy organization dedicated to promoting children’s health and education in California. The organization also leads The Children’s Movement of California, a network of more than 3,000 direct service, parent, civil rights, faith-based and community groups dedicated to improving children’s well-being.