Udall to host discussion on child wellbeing in NM

Posted at: 04/14/2014 8:34 AM
By: The Associated Press



ALBUQUERQUE (AP) - The wellbeing of children in New Mexico will be on the agenda during a round table discussion with U.S. Sen. Tom Udall and community leaders.
    
The New Mexico Democrat says he wants to talk about steps that can be taken at the federal level to lift children and families out of poverty.
    
Officials with New Mexico Voices for Children and Youth Development, Inc. will participate in Monday's discussion.
    
New Mexico Voices for Children has been pushing a broad agenda to address the findings of a recent national survey that ranked New Mexico last in child wellbeing.
    
Some proposals involve raising the minimum wage and boosting spending on early childhood education.
    
New Mexico is also reforming its child welfare system to ensure abused and neglected children don't fall through the cracks.

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