Children’s Movement of Florida

The Children’s Movement of Florida is a citizen-led, non-partisan organization formed to organize and educate parents, people of the state, political, business, and civic leaders about making the well-being and education of Florida’s children the highest priority of government, business, non-profit institutions and families. See below for more information about the Children’s Movement of Florida’s recent activities, accomplishments, and advocacy work and tools!

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  • The Children’s Movement of Florida Highlighted in Associated Press Article

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    FL: The Children’s Movement of Florida was highlighted in an Associated Press article about its advocacy efforts on behalf of children. The organization is strongly supporting a bill that would remove a five-year waiting period for health insurance for Floridian children in immigrant families with incomes up to twice the poverty level, which was eliminated at the federal level in 2009. The bill has not yet reached the floor of either the state Senate or the House, but is estimated to cover over 25,000 children. Vance Aloupis, director of the Children’s Movement of Florida, stated, “[e]very year we drag our feet, a child get a year older.”

  • KidCare Failed to Pass Florida’s 2014 Legislature

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    FL:  Vance Aloupis, statewide director for the Children’s Movement of Florida, and Karen Woodall, executive director for the Florida Center for Fiscal and Economic Policy, were quoted by CBSMiami/News Service of Florida regarding the 2014 Florida legislature’s failure to pass the KidCare bill.  Aloupis stated, “I don’t understand why, in a year when we have a . . . surplus (of more than $1 billion), we can’t spend more on what we know is foundational for children.”  Woodall added that the KidCare’s failure to pass “was a huge, unnecessary disappointment.” 
  • KidsWell FL Advocates for KidCare Proposal

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    FL: Vance Aloupis, statewide director for The Children's Movement of Florida, was quoted in the Bradenton  Herald supporting a bill that would eliminate the KidCare five-year waiting period for low-income, legal immigrant children.  Aloupis stated, “It should be unacceptable to all of us that any child in Florida is without health insurance.”

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