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|

The Children’s Campaign taps known leaders and advocates to lead Florida’s Count All Kids Committee

A volunteer committee of proven leaders and advocates has joined together to address the potential undercount of children in the 2020 Census. Organized by The Children’s Campaign, a statewide nonpartisan child advocacy organization, the group aims to engage media and augment the work of the more than 300 Local Complete Count Committees and grassroots organizations throughout Florida with a special emphasis on hard-to-count areas. “If Florida does not improve its count of children or, worse, dips, the state will lose more than a BILLION dollars in revenue to support vital children’s services. With gaps and waiting lists existing in nearly all areas of care, which has contributed to Florida’s Kids ...Read More

2020-02-20T13:44:00-05:00February 20, 2020|Breaking News, Top Stories|

Children Under 5 Often Undercounted in the Census

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, nearly 1 million children under age 5 were not counted in the 2010 Census – 71,307 were missed in Florida alone, according to Partnership for America’s Children calculations.People who do return the forms sometimes simply forget to count everyone living in their household. This can often occur in “complex households” — those with several generations of a family or unrelated families living together, as well as foster or blended families.“Many parents and caregivers don’t realize they need to include all children who live with them full-time or at least most of the time on their census survey, whether they are related or not,” explained ...Read More

2020-02-11T15:31:41-05:00February 6, 2020|Breaking News, Top Stories|