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Children's health and well-being have been closely linked to the economic well-being of their families. Voices for Children works to support children and families by promoting policies that increase access to family support resources.

When families are economically stable and secure, children are more likely to succeed.

The Mother’s Day gift to thousands of single moms: tax credits
The following op-ed by Matthew Weinstein of Voices for Utah Children was originally posted at the Salt Lake Tribune on May 8, 2015. Utah's working moms are never off the clock. From packing lunches in the morning to tucking kids in at night, mothers put in a lot more than a full day's work. And every dollar they work for is hard earned for the approximately 60 percent of Utah women who are in the workforce. That's why we are celebrating...
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Save Pro-Work, Pro-Family Tax Credits for Utah Families
Earned Income Tax Credit and Child Tax Credit provisions will expire unless Congress acts Salt Lake City –115,000 Utah families with 258,000 children are at risk of losing all or part of their federal Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) and Child Tax Credits (CTC) unless Congress makes three important provisions permanent that are set to expire. "These credits are vital for low-income working families in our community to gain financial stability," said Bill Crim, President and CEO, United Way of Salt Lake....
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A Voice for Utah Children in 1985 and Today
We’re celebrating the 30th anniversary of Voices for Utah Children, so I was pleased to find a 1985 article about Voices for Utah Children in the Salt Lake Tribune microfilm archive—written 30 years ago, right at the beginning of the organization’s existence. From its inception, Voices for Utah Children was “dedicated to the protection of Utah's most vulnerable population…the state’s youth.”1 Norma Matheson, a former First Lady of Utah who served as honorary chair of Voices for Utah Children in 1985, explained...
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Utah returned to the top 10 in the Kids Count rankings. Medicaid celebrated its 50th birthday.
[View the story "Voices for Utah Children in the News: July 2015" on Storify]  
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Cover the Gap Utah
  Cover the Gap Utah
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Closing the Achievement Gap: High-Quality Preschool in Utah
  Closing the Achievement Gap: High Quality Preschool in Utah        
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Melanie Soules: Healthy Utah is good for kids.
  Melanie Soules: Healthy Utah is good for kids.
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Working Mother to Utah Legislature: I need Healthy Utah
Working Mother to Utah Legislature: I need Healthy Utah  
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