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‘53 percent’ takes on ‘99 percent’ Occupy movement

03 November 2011
Allison Rowland, research and budget director for the advocacy organization Voices for Utah Children, called the 53-percent perspective “a very superficial and shortsighted view of the tax code.”  Click on link below to read full article. '53 percent' takes on…

Save the children - Salt Lake Tribune Editorial, Karen Crompton

03 November 2011
Because of “the future debt we’ll leave our children,” we must make federal budget cuts, the platitude goes. But it is precisely our children’s future that Congress could end up cutting. Programs for children and families are among the softest…

As poverty climbs, Utah’s cash handouts hold steady

21 October 2011
More Utah families slipped into poverty last year, but that wasn’t reflected in the estimated number of households receiving cash help from the government.  As Poverty climbs, Utah's cash handouts hold steady (Salt Lake Tribune, 10-20-11)

Utah jobless rate falls but pain of joblessness remains

21 October 2011
The employment picture in Utah improved moderately in September as employers hired workers, but plenty of gloom prevailed among the jobless, according to Department of Workforce Services figures released Thursday.  Utah jobless rate falls but pain of joblessness remains (Salt…

Shelter opens early to house influx of homeless families

19 October 2011
Midvale • For the second year in a row, a crush of families with nowhere to call home has led to an early opening of an overflow shelter. The Road Home moved 30 homeless families to its Midvale facility Monday,…

Bill Bentley, Keynote Speech - 2011 Children's Champions Luncheon

05 October 2011
Bill Bentley is the President and CEO of Voices for America's Children, a nationwide advocacy network that speaks out for children on Capitol Hill, in State Legislature, and in City Halls. He previously served as Executive Vice President and COO…

2011 Children's Champions Award Luncheon September 29th

14 September 2011
America's Kids, America's FutureDate: Thursday, September 29Location: Grand America Hotel Salt Lake CityCheck-in: 11:30Luncheon and Program: Noon - 1:30 Keynote Speaker:  Bill Bentley, President & CEO of Voices for America’s Children Bill Bentley has devoted his life to building a…

Raising Student Achievement by 3rd Grade, The Success of Montgomery County Public Schools (MD) and Florida Public Schools - Report by Janis Dubno

14 September 2011
The Utah Governor’s Education Excellence Commission set a goal that 66 percent of all Utahns ages 24 to 64 will have a postsecondary degree or certificate by 2020. In order to achieve this goal, Utah must graduate an additional 76,000…

Census: More than One in Five children living in poverty New child poverty data demands greater investment in America’s youth, child advocates say - Press Release, Terry Haven

14 September 2011
“We’re deeply concerned that children now make up 35 percent of the nation’s poor,” said Karen Crompton, executive director for Voices for Utah Children and Voices member. “The number of children in poverty should alarm policymakers and the public alike,…

Electronic Notification Helps Keep Utah Kids Connected to Coverage

01 September 2011
A Children's Health Policy Blog - Say Ahhhh! by Barbara Munoz (8-25-11) Although I am admittedly behind the curve a bit, I am proud to say I finally own a smart phone. The level of functionality of this "phone" (let's…