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Capitol Report: No Shortage of Conversations in Tallahassee About Children

In a welcome contrast to what appears to be widespread practice in Florida, the Legislative Committee meetings in Tallahassee took place the past two weeks with masks being worn throughout the capitol and in committee rooms. Access to elected officials was severely restricted. And an ancillary facility with social distancing was identified for citizens and advocates to monitor developments and to speak to committees by video. What wasn’t a contrast to previous years was the renewal of the annual debate about the status, quality and condition of child welfare services throughout Florida.   While other children’s issues were addressed in other committees – with passage of a juvenile expunction bill and ...Read More

2021-01-29T10:03:17-05:00January 28, 2021|Breaking News, Capitol Report|

Mourning the Passing of Nilda Pedrosa

The Children’s Campaign, along with our affiliate Voices for Florida, are saddened by the passing of Nilda Pedrosa. In addition to her many accomplishments achieved while Associate Deputy Attorney General and Chief of Staff at the Florida Office of Attorney General, and other high level appointments nationally, a lasting legacy will be the long sought transformation of sex trafficked children and young adults from criminals to victims in need of services. “The Open Doors Outreach Network that exists today and continues to grow throughout Florida would not exist without Nilda’s passion and vision,” said Roy Miller, president of The Children’s Campaign.  “We worked on policy together, appropriations and the formation ...Read More

2021-01-26T08:51:23-05:00January 25, 2021|Breaking News, Top Stories|

Take Action: The U.S. Congress must prioritize increasing SNAP benefits

The relief packages passed by U.S. Congress in March are not enough to address the enormous problem of hunger nationwide and especially in Florida. Recent analysis shows that 32 percent of Florida households receiving SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) were excluded from aid in the Families First Coronavirus Response Act.  This amounts to 526,632 households in Florida, including 335,349 children. Children who are hungry are more likely to be hospitalized and face higher risks of health conditions like anemia and asthma. They are more likely to repeat a grade in elementary school, experience developmental issues, and have more social and behavioral problems in school than their peers. TAKE ACTION TODAY ...Read More

2021-02-10T12:56:26-05:00July 30, 2020|Uncategorized|