God calls Christians to work together to attend to our neighbors’ needs in concrete ways, including through public policies that promote flourishing families and communities.
Right now, several state legislatures have the opportunity to improve health insurance access for new mothers. If you are a Texas resident, you can take action by supporting health access for mothers for the full 12 months after pregnancy.
CPJ’s Paid Family Leave Advocacy Toolkit provides resources, guidelines, and tips on the why, what, and how of advocating for a permanent paid leave program for the benefit of all American families. The toolkit names the biblical and statistical basis for paid family leave and will prepare you and a team to reach out to lawmakers through letters, emails and personal meetings.
Young adults, particularly those aged 18 to 25, face unique challenges within the criminal justice system, often overlooked in policymaking due to their age. The Annie E. Casey Foundation’s “Thrive by 25” initiative aims to change that by focusing on strengthening communities for children and youth transitioning into adulthood.
In a nation grappling with the consequences of the decades-old “war on drugs,” a startling reality emerges: youth with substance use disorders (SUDs) are caught in a cycle of addiction, crime, and incarceration. The justice system, ill-equipped for rehabilitation, perpetuates this cycle, with SUD sufferers four times more likely to reoffend upon release.
What this cautionary tale of separate and unequal education ought to teach us is that without careful forethought and attention, parents and schools can knowingly (or unknowingly) foment education inequities. However, when carefully crafted public policy includes a call for a pluralistic education system that is grounded in the diversity found within the American public, and also importantly, in freedom of conscience, school choice policies can provide better education options for every child.