Today on Your Call: Who is speaking for children?
On today’s Your Call, we’ll have a conversation about the status of children in the US. According to the 2010 census, 74 million children live in the US -- 15 million live in families with incomes below the federal poverty line. How has recession affected the lives of children? How are they coping? Join us at 10 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Children’s issues are not being raised in the presidential debates. So what’s being done to improve public policies affecting children? It’s Your Call, with Rose Aguilar and you.
Matthew Melmed, executive director of Zero to Three, a nonprofit organization that informs, trains, and supports professionals, policymakers, and parents in their efforts to improve the lives of infants and toddlers
Bill Bentley, president of Voices for America’s Children, the nation’s largest network of multi-issue child advocacy organizations
Voices for America's Children: the nation's largest network of multi-issue child advocacy organizations
Voices for America's Children: An analysis of the President's budget
Annie E. Casey Foundation: KIDSCOUNT
Bernice Yeung, California Watch: Poverty In California: Fewer Children Living In Poor Communities, Study Shows
BBC's Panorama: Poor America
60 Minutes: Families living in cars