Tell NC Legislature and Congress: Protect Investments in Children's Health, Safety and Education
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Tell NC Legislature and Congress: Protect Investments in Children's Health, Safety and Education

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      NC Child

North Carolina has long made smart, critical investments in programs that protect children's basic health, safety and education. Times are tough this year, and difficult choices must be made, but we cannot balance the state's budget on the backs of our children.

North Carolina needs a balanced approach to the budget. The NC state legislature and Congress must protect key programs and services that keep our children healthy and safe, including health insurance, infant mortality prevention programs, community-based services for at-risk youth, and early education.

Health insurance means access to health care, which means well-child visits instead of costly emergency room visits. Prevention and intervention services for at-risk youth result in less crime and create productive citizens instead of criminals. High quality early education builds children's brains, which means higher graduation rates and lower dropout rates.

These days you hear a lot of politicians saying, "Governments need to budget like families do." We couldn't agree more. Families budget by putting the health, safety, and future of their children first. Funds used to protect our children are critical today and also an investment in our state's future. Tell the NC legislature and the US Congress to protect our investments by funding these critical services for all our children.

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    • Jaime Summers FUQUAY VARINA, NC
      • over 3 years ago

      Our children are our future in every sense of the word. We must protect them, nuture them, and care for them in all ways that we can.

      Our children should come first. Just as parents do not want their children to suffer or realize how bad off financially they may be... our state should look at ways to preserve the programs for our children.... do not let our children suffer...

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    • June Fowler SWANNANOA, NC
      • over 3 years ago

      Please do not forget the children.

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    • Tiffany Fuqua CARY, NC
      • over 3 years ago

      Put kids 1st..children are the future ant the ones who will be making the decisions one day.

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    • Kathy Johnson GARNER, NC
      • over 3 years ago

      Please don't cut so much up front that we endanger children and families and end up paying for it for many years to come.

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    • Katharine Cannon DURHAM, NC
      • over 3 years ago

      I want to add my voice to the thousands or more which are pleading with you, our legislators, to prioritize programming and support for children in our state.

      My 5 year old has benefited from so many publicly funded programs-- including Early Head Start, Medicaid, child care subsidy, and various Smart Start-funded programs. She would not be having a successful year in kindergarten if these programs hadn't been there for her. Because they were, I expect her success to continue into adulthood. I would like the same to be said for ALL children around North Carolina and the country.

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