Brace yourself. This is gut-wrenching. We all need to read this Open Letter to America and pin it to the top of your Twitter accounts, as well as to our refrigerators as a daily reminder of just how anguished and deprived so many of our children are right now as a result of horrific policies, practices, and neglect.
To give children a voice in their democracy and government, we propose that the Congress pass legislation to create an independent Commissioner for America’s Children. The creation of such an office has a proven track recordin nations all across the world, as the role of children’s commissioner has been established in more than 40 countries, among them the UK, Sweden, and New Zealand. The strategy has improved children’s wellbeing and awareness as to the unique issues of importance to children.