Wednesday, August 08, 2012

Texas Democrats And Child Welfare

The 2012 Texas Democratic Party Platform supports an end to privatization and under-staffing of the facilities that care for children and other vulnerable Texans.  Texas Democrats support greater oversight of these facilities.  

Texas Democrats oppose discrimination in foster care and adoption services and believe that every child deserves to live in a safe and secure environment with loving, qualified parents, regardless of marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression.

Texas Democrats believe that Child Protection Services should be funded to reduce caseloads and ensure federal compliance and should not be privatized (Lone Star Ma says read The Lost Children of Wilder if you ever want to know what these privatization schemes lead to, mamas).

Texas Democrats believe that child support enforcement field staff levels need to be adequate to collect owed child support so Texas children, not private collectioneers,  get supported.

Texas Democrats support child care initiatives and after-school care for Texas children.

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