The Holland Children’s Movement will organize and motivate Nebraskans to take action on critical public policies impacting working families and their children. Our focus will be to make the state of Nebraska a national leader in opportunities for all children. We will support efforts to tackle the root causes of family poverty and assure that every child in Nebraska will have the support they need to reach their full potential.
From our COO, John Cavanaugh: Nebraska children and families were major targets for budget cuts in this session of the Nebraska Legislature. In nearly every category of program assistance for children and families, steep reductions were proposed as the method to not only reduce spending to meet declining revenue, but also to provide major reductions in State government support to reduce tax revenue in the future, primarily benefitting the wealthiest Nebraskans. The largest reductions were to programs essential for a healthy Nebraska. Significant reductions were made in Medicaid, Behavioral Health AID and Children's Health Insurance (CHIP). Reductions in provider rates will further force reductions in access to care to many of those most in need.read moreSarah Ann Kotchian, our Vice President of Education and Early Childhood Policy, spoke about paid family leave at "Parenting Matters: A National Symposium". Hundreds attended the event hosted by Buffett Early Childhood Institute in collaboration with the American Educational Research Association and the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine.read more
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