Milk Party Comes to West Palm Beach Urging Lawmakers to Commit to Resources for Kids

Publication: Palm Beach Post News

Author: Ana M. Valdes


09/23/2010 - The Children's Movement of Florida's Milk Party has no political affiliations, but its members say the only way to make children's issues a priority in the state is to change the way legislators spend money.

Gathering hundreds of people at 17 statewide Milk Party rallies this month is the movement's first effort to show elected officials that improving quality pre-kindergarten programs and providing insurance to over 800,000 kids without healthcare in Florida should top the list of government spending, said David Lawrence, Jr., co-founder of the Children's Movement.

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"The state leaders in Florida have not included the quality components that we know make a good program," said Marci Young, project director for Pre-Now, which evaluates states' pre-K programs as part of the Pew Center on the States.

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