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Why Children Under 5 Are Left Out of the Census

An accurate count in the 2020 Census is critical to ensuring Arkansas receives enough money for health care, education, roads and bridges, and other programs that children and families rely on. Our state receives nearly $10 billion in federal funding...

An Arkansas EITC Would Lead to Healthier Arkansans

by John Cook, Ph.D., M.A.Ed., Research Scientist and Principal Investigator, Children’s HealthWatch; Richard Sheward, MPP, Deputy Director of Innovative Partnerships, Children’s HealthWatch; Bruno Showers, Senior Policy Analyst, Arkansas Advocates for Children and Families; and Eduardo Ochoa, Jr., MD, Principal Investigator,...

AACF Seeks Race Equity Director for Advocacy

Arkansas Advocates for Children and Families (AACF) was founded in 1977 to advance public policies that improve the well-being of children and families, especially those most vulnerable because of poverty, racism, and other structural barriers. Through policy research and...

AACF Comments on Changes to the Poverty Line

In May, the federal government asked for comments on changing how it calculates the poverty line (read our previous blog post on this topic). The federal poverty line represents the smallest amount of money that a family will need...

AACF and Partners Applaud Census Ruling

Members of Arkansas Counts Respond to Supreme Court 2020 Census Decision, Call for Collective Action to Protect Resources and Political Representation for All LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (June 27, 2019) — Community representatives from across the state joined together to...