Our mission is to champion a unified state approach that prioritizes investments in young children and their families that secure a strong future for Ohio.
Vote for Ohio Kids is a statewide effort dedicated to ensuring the State of Ohio will make investments in children’s early education and health a top priority. This initiative is led jointly by Groundwork Ohio and the Ohio Children’s Hospital Association in partnership with business, healthcare, and early education leaders as well as child advocates from around the state.
Ohio Needs to Prioritize Smart Investments in Our Future Workforce.
Today’s children are Ohio’s future workforce—and our state must ensure our youngest learners have proven, high-quality, early childhood experiences and access to the highest quality healthcare that leads to physical, developmental and mental wellness. Policymakers must follow the evidence and invest where it matters the most for our kids, taxpayers, and Ohio’s future.
Policymakers must listen to Ohioans and make early childhood education and access to quality healthcare a priority. A full 82% of all Ohio voters express strong support for state funding for quality early education programs for kids. Majorities in all parties support these programs—68% of Republicans, 84% of Independents and 95% of Democrats—making this a unique bipartisan issue.
An overwhelming majority of Americans not only support funding access to healthcare for kids, but also believe kids should be prioritized over other issues. Here in Ohio, children’s health insurance coverage has reached historic levels at 96%. Nationally, nearly 9 in 10 voters support funding for kids’ healthcare. That’s why we are working to ensure that policymakers, regardless of political party, publicly commit to supporting this powerful agenda that puts our kids front and center.