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More than 700 million children — or 1 in 4 kids around the world — have been robbed of their right to childhood. Millions of children have their childhoods cut short because of who they are and where they live.
Around the world, kids' childhoods cut short due to poor health, extreme violence, early marriage, teen pregnancy, or being forced to leave school in order to work. Lack of access to health care, clean water and healthy food puts the worlds most disadvantaged children at a high risk of death — many before they reach their fifth birthday.
Children in the U.S. are robbed of childhoods, too. Infant mortality, dropping out of school and teen pregnancy are among the many reasons that American kids miss out on childhood.
All kids deserve a childhood — no matter where they live or their background. Urge Congress not to cut programs that help kids everywhere get the childhood they deserve.
Fiscal Year 2018 Budget Must Invest in Kids
I believe that all children have the right to a safe childhood — a time in their life where they can learn, play, grow and thrive.
A new Save the Children report found that one in four children around the world have been robbed of their childhood. The reasons are varied but include poor health, extreme violence, early marriage, teen pregnancy, or being forced to leave school in order to work.
As Congress works on the fiscal year 2018 budget, I urge you to support robust funding for vital programs that help kids survive and thrive so no children lose out on valuable services. Programs that help children and families in the United States like Head Start, Child Care Development Block Grants and Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting are critical to giving kids a strong start in life.
And, around the world, international assistance programs that help kids have access to health, education and food security — and that help protect them during humanitarian crises — must be protected from the deep cuts proposed in the Presidents budget. At only 1% of the federal budget, America can afford to keep these effective and lifesaving programs that are making a difference in the world.
Every last child has the right to survive, learn and be protected. Our budget should reflect these values.
I look forward to your response.