America’s Youngest Outcasts is a November 2014 report issued by The National Center on Family Homelessness organization indicating there are 2.5 million children left homeless each year in this country.
In plain English that means that 1 out of every 30 children in the United States is now homeless.
Between 2012 and 2013 the number increased 8 percent nationally. 31 states plus the District of Columbus increased, with 13 states and the District of Columbia indicating an increase of more than 10 percent.
What kind of a country has the United States become where 1 out of every 30 children do not have a warm bed to sleep in every night yet billions upon billions of dollars are spent on elections?
The average number of students in any U.S. classroom is roughly 25, which means that at least one child in every classroom, in every school, in every district, in every county, in every state in the U.S. is homeless.
According to the Federal Election Commission during the 2013-2014 election cycle there was a total of $1,338,919,790.00 disbursed. $793,137,641.00 spent on U.S. House candidates and $545,782,149.00 spent on U.S. Senate candidates. 2014 House and Senate Campaign Finance
Where would these children be had that same amount of money been spent on them?
Are you part of the problem or are you part of the solution? When you voted in the 2014 mid-term election did you bother to look into the votes your candidate of choice made in the past on programs that impact the children of this country?
Maybe you should check it out!
By Patricia L Johnson, November 17, 2014