Thursday, January 29, 2015
State of the Union and hungry children
There were 12.4 million children in food insecure homes in 2008, now there are 15.8 million food insecure children. While the president’s State of the Union proposals – increasing the child tax credit, increasing wages and paid family leave – are excellent, “it is absolutely appalling that he must encourage Congress to show children that they matter,” writes Mariana Chilton, found of Witnesses to Hunger and director of the Center for Hunger-Free Communities, in this op-ed.
Do America’s Hungry Children Matter? – BillMoyers.com, January 21, 2015