Press Release: Children – The Real Priority

 Press ReleaseFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Contact: HL Moody, 501.410.0595

hlmoody@arkdems.org

Children: The Real Priority

LITTLE ROCK – Today, Vincent Insalaco, chairman of the Democratic Party of Arkansas, released the following statement:

“Instead of focusing on issues that impact children’s safety and wellbeing, the GOP is solely focused on gotcha politics. Arkansas is ranked 44th in child wellbeing. Right now 184,000 children in Arkansas are living in poverty. That means one in four of our neighbors’ children is going to bed hungry.”

“We challenge the Republican majority to consider how many Arkansas children are impacted by hunger. We challenge the Republican majority to consider the number of Arkansas children whose lives could be changed by early childhood education. We challenge Republican majority to consider the thousands of children in foster care who are waiting for new, loving homes.”

“I am dumbfounded by the Republican effort to grab headlines while offering no tangible solutions to real problems facing children in Arkansas.”

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