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Sharon Kayne is NM Voices for Children's Communications Director.
Sep 16 2023

Our State Must Continue Its Historic Investments In Families And Kids

2023-09-18T13:57:43-06:00Blog Posts, Economic Security Blog, Economic Security News Coverage, Education Blog, Education News Coverage, Health Blog, Health News Coverage, News Coverage, Tax and Budget Blog, Tax and Budget News Coverage|

Rio Rancho Observer--New Mexico’s children deserve every opportunity to thrive and reach their full potential. With the critical funding our Legislature appropriated, these programs will reduce childhood poverty and improve educational outcomes for children. They will also expand economic opportunities for families across New Mexico. And we know that kids do better when families have the resources they need.

Aug 29 2023

As Pandemic Funds Expire, Child-Care Centers Struggle to Survive

2023-08-29T13:55:14-06:00Economic Security News Coverage, Education News Coverage, News Coverage|

Wall Street Journal--In New Mexico, voters approved the first constitutional amendment guaranteeing funding for early childhood education last November. While the impending loss of Covid-relief funding wasn’t the reason for the amendment’s success, it did increase urgency around its passage, said Amber Wallin, executive director of New Mexico Voices for Children.

Aug 18 2023

Study shows $1 billion potential bill for oil and gas clean up without BLM rule change

2023-08-21T16:08:33-06:00Blog Posts, Education Blog, Education News Coverage, Health Blog, Health News Coverage, News Coverage, Tax and Budget Blog, Tax and Budget News Coverage|

KRWG--For far too long, antiquated policies under the current leasing system have left our families on the hook to pay to clean up messes left behind by bankrupt oil and gas companies – messes involving orphaned wells with decaying and leaking infrastructure that can pollute our air and water. This has robbed our communities of tax dollars that could have been put to use improving our children’s classrooms, and our hospitals and roadways.

Aug 07 2023

Report emphasizes impacts of climate change on children’s health

2023-08-10T13:30:20-06:00Economic Security News Coverage, Health News Coverage, News Coverage|

NM Political Report--Shiv said the harm of climate change comes in the fact that all the issues are interrelated. “Having conditions for drought, we’re more likely to see more wildfires. That worsens air quality; we see poor air quality and that connects to extreme heat. It’s hard to pick out one issue. It’s all linked to climate change,” she said.

Aug 07 2023

Kids are more vulnerable to the impacts of climate change, new report says

2023-08-10T13:25:14-06:00Economic Security News Coverage, Health News Coverage, News Coverage|

Albuquerque Journal--“Rising temperatures, droughts and floods have huge impacts on food chains — which then impact the amount of food, the quality of food and increases the prices of food,” Shiv said. “All of that makes it harder to access healthy, nutritious food … in a state where 21% of children already have limited access to food.”

Jul 31 2023

Report: Children are More Susceptible to Climate Changes

2023-07-31T09:08:34-06:00Press Releases|

Children are especially susceptible to extreme heat, air and water pollution, and other aspects of climate change. That’s the primary finding in a report released today by New Mexico Voices for Children. The report also looks at public policies the state can adopt to help protect the climate from more devastation and to better prepare New Mexicans from extreme weather and climate events, particularly those living in high-risk areas.

Jul 31 2023

Addressing Climate Change to Improve Children’s Health in New Mexico

2023-07-31T16:20:06-06:00Economic Security Publications, Health Publications, Local Data, Publications, Racial and Ethnic Equity Publications|

Report Children are more susceptible to climate change than adults are and exposure to pollutants can cause life-long problems. There is much the state can do to mitigate climate change and to ensure that New Mexicans have the resources needed to recover from extreme climate-related events like wildfires. (State-level data on greenhouse gas emissions, and other climate-change-related issues.)

Jul 24 2023

Oil and gas industry in New Mexico could see higher land rates under federal proposal

2023-07-24T10:44:48-06:00Health News Coverage, News Coverage, Tax and Budget News Coverage|

Carlsbad Current Argus--“We were all taught at a young age then we make a mess, we need to take responsibility and clean up after ourselves. These reforms are especially important because we know orphaned wells and infrastructure threaten the health of our families and communities,” Knight said. “We know that updating the federal royalty and rental rates is an important step to making sure the oil and gas industry pays its fair share.”

Jul 21 2023

State finalizes new child care assistance rules

2023-07-21T09:29:09-06:00Economic Security News Coverage, Education News Coverage, News Coverage|

Santa Fe New Mexican--By increasing per-child reimbursement rates and restructuring co-payment schedules, the changes benefit families and providers simultaneously, Amber Wallin, executive director of New Mexico Voices for Children, said in an interview Thursday. “New Mexico really is leading the nation in thinking about how you can address such an important system that’s so critical not just for our kids and our families and our workers, but for our entire economy,” Wallin said.

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