North Carolina stands to lose billions in federal funding every year for schools, roads, child care, health care and more because of the pandemic. A federal judge recently blocked the Census Bureau from cutting the count short – we need Congress to act to ensure a full, fair, accurate count.
Early childhood education is vital for families in North Carolina, and for our economic recovery. The US Senate is negotiating its next COVID-19 relief package now – please speak up for emergency funding to keep early childhood education alive.
The US Senate is working on a new pandemic relief package now. Join us in calling on our Senators to boost Medicaid – a powerful tool to help North Carolina fight COVID-19, and promote economic recovery.
North Carolina is turning down billions in federal health care dollars that would expand health coverage. Many of NC’s uninsured are working on the front lines of COVID-19 – in places like child care, food service, and nursing homes. Contact your state legislators now!
Many children across our state face significant barriers that affect their wellbeing. Too many kids and families face discrimination because of their race, ethnicity, and place of birth. NC Child wants every child to have the chance to thrive.
Here are a few of the current campaigns we’re working on, together with our partners:
The census determines whether communities get the resources needed to thrive, and recover from COVID-19. We want to ensure each child is counted.
Since the pandemic began, hundreds of thousands of North Carolinians have lost their jobs – and health insurance. It’s time for state leaders to act.
Some NC kids have unacceptable levels of lead in their bodies, putting them at risk. Eliminating exposure to lead means healthier brain development.
North Carolina can’t go back to work without child care. Access to strong early childhood programs is critical for child development, & for NC’s working families.