News Coverage

April 25, 2018 - Santa Fe Reporter
“It would be one thing if the economy was booming and there were job opportunities,” says James Jimenez, executive director of New Mexico Voices for Children, “[But] I think it’s bad policy to try and link poverty reduction strategies with ensuring that people have enough to eat.”
April 19, 2018 - NMPolitics.net
Much of New Mexico’s array of scenic beauty has been enhanced and protected by a relatively little-known federal program called the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF). Unfortunately, at the end of the federal fiscal year, the sun will set on one of our country’s greatest conservation programs if Congress fails to reauthorize it. The loss of the LWCF would not bode well for America.
April 12, 2018 - Albuquerque Journal
“New Mexico has become too reliant on the oil and gas industry to fund these services, which has created boom-or-bust cycles for our economy and, therefore, for all New Mexicans,” he added. “Right now we’re in a boom time, but we mustn’t forget that the bust times may be right around the corner.”
April 7, 2018 - Carlsbad Current-Argus
“When industry wastes gas extracted on public lands they deprive New Mexico of huge amounts of royalties and put our kids health at risk,” said Bill Jordan, policy director for New Mexico Voices for Children. “At a time when the state is struggling we can't afford to be losing tens of millions of dollars that could be put towards education."
April 5, 2018 - The Chronicle of Social Change
“That we rank so low in child well-being is really a symptom of a larger problem. When children aren’t doing well it means their families and communities aren’t doing well either. Many of these policy recommendations would improve the state’s economy and the quality of life for all residents.”
April 3, 2018 - KRWG
“When industry wastes gas extracted on public lands they deprive New Mexico of huge amounts of royalties and put our kids' health at risk,” commented Bill Jordan, Policy Director for New Mexico Voices for Children. “At a time when the state is struggling we can't afford to be losing tens of millions of dollars that could be put towards education."
March 20, 2018 - Santa Fe New Mexican
by Sarah Graham, Santa Fe New Mexican March 20, 2018 When it comes to early childhood education in New Mexico, the fight for funding is far from over. Despite their measure failing in the New Mexico Legislature every year since 2011, early childhood advocates say that next year they are redoubling an effort to fund prekindergarten and other programs with money from the state’s $17 billion Land Grant Permanent Fund.… Read more
February 27, 2018 - Las Vegas Optic
Invited speakers are expected to enlighten and inform the summit goers. Those speakers include NM Voices for Children, SWOP, Prosperity Works, and officials from San Miguel and Mora counties, as well as from the municipalities of Santa Rosa, Pecos and Las Vegas.
February 25, 2018 - KOB TV
New Mexico ranks near the bottom of all 50 states when it comes to the rate of children with adverse or even harmful experiences. For this week's episode of Eye on New Mexico, Colton Shone sits down with representatives from a local child advocacy organization to discuss the troubling trends and how harmful childhood experiences can have devastating long-term consequences.
February 22, 2018 - NM Political Report
Amber Wallin, the Deputy Director of New Mexico Voices for Children, pointed to the recent tax cut that became law as a driving force for the desire to cut federal spending from social welfare programs. “We just had a $1.4 trillion tax cut that mainly goes to wealthy individuals, the most well-connected, the biggest corporations,” she said. “But at the same time we’re cutting crucial benefits for the kids and families who need them the most. It’s just unacceptable.”
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