Bush and Kerry Complete Connect for Kids Homework Assignment

August 30, 2004

Candidates submit answers to a series of questions about kids, family and community issues

August 30, 2004 – Connect for Kids (CFK) gave the two candidates for President, Republican George W. Bush and Democrat John Kerry, a homework assignment – to outline their position on an array of kids’ issues, with no editing and no word limits. The two candidates not only turned in their assignment on time, their answers were “thorough and impressive,” said CFK executive director Cecilia Garcia. “We’re thrilled that readers of our Web site will have an unfiltered kid-focused lens into both campaigns in the days leading up to the election. This is unprecedented for Connect for Kids.”

With the election little more than two months away, voters can find out how Kerry and Bush stand on funding for schools, health care, school safety, family-friendly job creation and more.

Some of the questions posed include:

  • What would you say to voters who want to cast their vote with kids in mind – what’s at stake for kids?
  • What do you think should be the federal role in supporting education?
  • What policies or programs would you propose to improve working conditions and work supports for working parents?
  • What plans do you have for getting the economy growing enough to create more jobs to help families?

To read candidates Bush and Kerry’s answers, visit http://www.connectforkids.org on August 30, 2004 and throughout the election 2004 season.

Who: Connect for Kids, President Bush and Senator Kerry

What: Questions & answers from the candidates about issues affecting kids today

Where: http://www.connectforkids.org

When: Monday, August 30, 2004