The folks at the Wisconsin Council on Children and Families called this week to ask about plans for questioning the candidates for governor in the recall elections about their issues, in other words kids' issues. They referenced an editorial we'd done recently talking about the importance of jobs and the WCCF folks wanted to remind us that while jobs are important, issues facing children and families are important, too.
We very much appreciated the call. Of course they're right. They were right early in the year when their participation in our WISC Children's Task Force meeting persuaded us to put kids' issues on our editorial agenda for the year. Of course candidates should talk about child safety, health care, poverty, 17-year-olds in adult court and more.
We'll start right now. Candidates, what are your positions on children's issues? Will your campaigns make time for kids?