This post was written by Senior Policy Analyst, Rita Furlow and originally appeared as a letter-to-the-editor in the December 7, 2017 edition of the Bangor Daily News. The key to Maine’s future is doing our best to ensure Maine’s children have the opportunity, support and resources to succeed as adults. And the Mainers in Aroostook County … More BDN: Aroostook County Understands Value of Public Preschool
In Maine, we know the value of our children and families. Maine children are our future workers, leaders and parents. As a result, we need a tax plan that is going to make smart investments in hardworking Maine children and families and the future of our state. However, the Senate is set to vote this … More The Senate Tax Plan Misses the Mark.
This blog post was written by MCA executive director, Claire Berkowitz and originally appeared in the November 29, 2017 edition of the Bangor Daily News. Check out the original article here. To most families and communities, promoting and protecting the health and well-being of their children is a top priority. At the Maine Children’s Alliance, … More BDN: Maine’s children are counting on Congress to reauthorize this vital program
This blog post was written by MCA’s MSW intern Jill Walker, who attended the conference earlier this month. Earlier this month, the Maine Resiliency Building Network (MRBN) and The Bingham Program hosted their second biennial conference: Building Thriving Communities Capitalizing on Evolving Science and Circumstances. Educators, health service providers, public policy advocates and community leaders … More Building Thriving Communities Capitalizing on Evolving Science and Circumstances
The Maine Children’s Alliance is thrilled with the results of yesterday’s election, with the majority of Mainers voting overwhelmingly in favor of expanding Medicaid. Medicaid Expansion will increase access to quality, affordable health care to an estimated 80,000 Mainers. “Access to quality, affordable health care coverage is critical to the success of our state,” said … More Maine Children’s Alliance Celebrates Health Care Victory for Children and Families in Medicaid Expansion
As adults, it is our responsibility to do everything we can to protect the health and safety of our children. This is why, in 2014, Congress required all states to ensure that child care workers are subject to background checks including fingerprinting by Sept. 30, 2017. Last year, the Maine Legislature also voted to protect … More Maine Fails to Protect the Safety of Children in Child Care
Earlier this month, the U.S. Senate voted in favor of a budget resolution that would dramatically cut federal funding for critical programs that support our children, families and communities. Many of these programs work together to help families fill critical gaps so they can put food on the table, secure housing and make ends meet. … More Proposed Budget Cuts to SNAP Would Harm Maine Children & Families