Letter to the Editor

What the candidates forgot

Thursday, January 7, 2016

With the holiday break winding down this week, some of our children will have plenty to talk about when they return to school. Perhaps they will share stories about visiting family, a vacation trip, exploring the state, or holiday gifts.

However, it appears that more than just our children are taking a break. The presidential candidates seem to have taken a very long break when it comes to addressing the issue of children living in poverty. Unfortunately, for one in six Iowa children, a break from poverty is not an option, and they probably did not have a wonderful holiday.

With the caucus just weeks away let's hold the candidates accountable when it comes to issues affecting our kids. Iowans: please don't take a break when it comes to Caucusing for Kids. Speak up for our most precious and most vulnerable resource.