Digital Dialogue Methodology & Citations

Our Digital Dialogue aims to elevate campaign discourse about children’s issues, integrating social media tools to aid direct communication with candidates. Snapshots of candidate statements and actions help start the conversation.

Below are notes and sources cited in the Digital Dialogue from the recent public record. We’ve sought concrete stances on specific policies and encourage you to ask candidates publicly to add to what they’ve said!

Donald Trump


[1] New York Daily News. Donald Trump, ‘greatest jobs President,’ wants to shut down H&R Block, put 80,000 Americans out of work, 8/11/2015.http://www.nydailynews.com/news/politics/donald-trump-put-h-block-business-article-1.2321480. Accessed 8/13/2015.

[2] Breitbart News. The man with a plan: Donald Trump’s 5-part strategy to make America great again, 6/17/2015. http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2015/06/17/the-man-with-a-plan-donald-trumps-5-part-strategy-to-make-america-great-again/. Accessed 8/13/2015.

[3] Trump: Make America Great Again! Tax Reform That Will Make America Great Again. https://www.donaldjtrump.com/positions/tax-reform. Accessed 10/29/2015.

[4] CNN. Trump’s immigration plan: Deport the undocumented, ‘legal status’ for some. Accessed 8/13/2015.

[5] CNN. Trump’s immigration plan: Deport the undocumented, ‘legal status’ for some. Accessed 8/13/2015.

[6] Donald Trump. Televised Town Hall in Newton, Iowa, 11/19/2015. Question by Jill Applegate, Every Child Matters.

[7] The Washington Times. Donald Trump: ‘Having a low minimum wage is not a bad thing for this country,’ 8/20/2015. http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2015/aug/20/donald-trump-having-low-minimum-wage-not-bad-thing/. Accessed 10/29/2015.

[8] CNN. Donald Trump: ‘I keep whining and whining until I win,’ 8/11/2015. http://www.cnn.com/2015/08/11/politics/donald-trump-refutes-third-party-run-report/index.html. Accessed 8/13/2015. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o-oCNdhboSI. Accessed 2.11.2016.

[9] The New York Times. How the Trump and Clinton Child Care Plans Stack Up, http://www.nytimes.com/2016/09/15/us/how-the-trump-and-clinton-child-care-plans-stack-up.html. Accessed 9/28/2016.

[10] New York Times. How the Trump and Clinton Child Care Plans Stack Up, http://www.nytimes.com/2016/09/15/us/how-the-trump-and-clinton-child-care-plans-stack-up.html. Accessed 9/28/2016.

[11] CNN Debate in Miami

[12] NPR. Donald Trump’s Policy Positions Lack Specifics… So Far, 8/11/2015.http://www.npr.org/sections/itsallpolitics/2015/08/11/431278062/donald-trump-s-policy-positions-lack-specifics-so-far. Accessed 8/13/2015.

[13] The Washington Post. Donald Trump on “Meet the Press, Annotated,”8/17/15. https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-fix/wp/2015/08/17/donald-trump-on-meet-the-press-annotated/. Accessed 10/23/15.

[14] Fox Debate in Detroit

[15] CNN. Trump’s immigration plan: Deport the undocumented, ‘legal status’ for some, 7/30/2015. http://www.cnn.com/2015/07/29/politics/donald-trump-immigration-plan-healthcare-flip-flop/index.html. Accessed 8/13/2015.

[16] Talking Points Memo. Donald Trump Slams Fellow GOPers For ‘Attacking Social Security,’ 4/20/2015. http://talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/trump-gop-candidates-social-security. Accessed 10/29/2015.

[17] CNN Telemundo Debate in Houston

[18] Donald Trump. The America We Deserve, p.102. 6/2/2000.

Hillary Clinton


[1] Hillary Clinton. Event at the University of New Hampshire, 9/18/2015. Question by MacKenzie Nicholson, Every Child Matters.

[2] The National Economic Council. The Buffett Rule, April 2012. https://www.whitehouse.gov/sites/default/files/Buffett_Rule_Report_Final.pdf.Accessed 9/10/2015.

[3] The Wall Street Journal. Hillary Clinton Transcript: Building the ‘Growth and Fairness Economy,’ 7/13/2015. http://blogs.wsj.com/washwire/2015/07/13/hillary-clinton-transcript-building-the-growth-and-fairness-economy/. Accessed 9/10/2015.

[4] Politico. Clinton hits cuts to jobless benefits, 12/17/13. http://www.politico.com/story/2013/12/hillary-clinton-jobless-benefits-101247. Accessed 5/10/2013.

[5] Hillary for America. Strengthening America’s Families. https://www.hillaryclinton.com/the-four-fights/strengthening-americas-families/. Accessed 9/8/2015.

[6] Hillary for America. Strengthening America’s Familieshttps://www.hillaryclinton.com/the-four-fights/strengthening-americas-families/. Accessed 9/8/2015.

[7] WMUR. Conversation with the Candidate: Hillary Clinton, 7/31/2015. Question by Hali Normandeau, Every Child Matters. http://www.wmur.com/politics/conversation-with-the-candidate/conversation-with-the-candidate-hillary-clinton-web-extra/34404564. Accessed 10/6/2015.

[8] The Huffington Post. Hillary Clinton Voices Support For $12 Minimum Wage, But Balks at $15, 7/30/2015. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/hillary-clinton-12-minimum-wage_55ba7988e4b0b23e3ce1f307. Accessed 9/8/2015.

[9] Hillary for America. Strengthening America’s Familieshttps://www.hillaryclinton.com/the-four-fights/strengthening-americas-families/. Accessed 9/8/2015.

[10] The Huffington Post. Hillary Clinton Calls For Paid Family Leave In Mother’s Day Campaign Video, 5/11/2015. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/05/11/hillary-clinton-paid-family-leave-mothers-day_n_7257370.html. Accessed 10/29/2015.

[11] Politico. Hillary Clinton releases plan to cap child care costs, 5/10/2016. http://www.politico.com/story/2016/05/hillary-clinton-child-care-costs-223005. Accessed 6/17/2016.

[12] Politico. Hillary Clinton releases plan to cap child care costs, 5/10/2016. http://www.politico.com/story/2016/05/hillary-clinton-child-care-costs-223005. Accessed 6/17/2016.

[13] Politico. Hillary Clinton releases plan to cap child care costs, 5/10/2016. http://www.politico.com/story/2016/05/hillary-clinton-child-care-costs-223005. Accessed 6/17/2016.

[14] The Huffington Post. Hillary Clinton Urges Tax Cuts To Help Families Pay For Child Care, 6/15/2015. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/06/15/hillary-clinton-child-care_n_7587024.html. Accessed 9/15/2015.

[15] CNN. Hillary Clinton pitches scholarship, on-campus child care options, 8/14/2015. http://www.cnn.com/2015/08/14/politics/hillary-clinton-scholarship-proposal-iowa/. Accessed 9/15/2015.

[16] Hillary Clinton. Event at the University of New Hampshire, 9/18/2015. Question by MacKenzie Nicholson, Every Child Matters.

[17] The National Journal. Clinton Pre-K Proposal Targets Gap Created by Parents’ Education. 6/16/2015. http://www.nationaljournal.com/early-childhood/Clinton-Pre-K-Proposal-Targets-Gap-Created-Parents-Education. Accessed 9/15/2015.

[18] Strong Public Schools. Hillary Clinton On The Issueshttp://www.strongpublicschools.org/hillary-clinton-on-the-issues. Accessed 10/30/2015.

[19] Beyond Disability. Hillary Clinton on Disabilityhttp://beyondisability.org/archives/2420. Accessed 10/30/2015.

[20] The New York Times. Hillary Clinton to Offer Plan on Paying College Tuition Without Needing Loans, 8/10/2015. http://www.nytimes.com/2015/08/10/us/politics/hillary-clinton-to-offer-plan-on-paying-college-tuition-without-needing-loans.html?_r=0. Accessed 9/14/2015.

[21] The Hill. Hillary Clinton’s commitment to civil rights, 9/20/2014. http://thehill.com/blogs/pundits-blog/civil-rights/218382-hillary-clintons-commitment-to-civil-rights. Accessed 11/2/2015.

[22] The Wall Street Journal. Hillary Clinton Transcript: Building the ‘Growth and Fairness Economy,’ 7/13/2015. http://blogs.wsj.com/washwire/2015/07/13/hillary-clinton-transcript-building-the-growth-and-fairness-economy/. Accessed 9/10/2015.

[23] Hillary Clinton. Event at the University of New Hampshire, 9/18/2015. Question by MacKenzie Nicholson, Every Child Matters.

[24] Hillary Clinton. Event at the University of New Hampshire, 9/18/2015. Question by MacKenzie Nicholson, Every Child Matters.

[25] The New York Times. Through Senate Alchemy, Tobacco Is Turned Into Gold for Children’s Health, 8/11/1997. http://www.nytimes.com/1997/08/11/us/through-senate-alchemy-tobacco-is-turned-into-gold-for-children-s-health.html. Accessed 9/14/2015.

[26] U.S. Senate Roll Call Votes 110th Congress – 1st Session. On Passage of the Bill (H.R. 976 As Amended), 8/2/2007. http://www.senate.gov/legislative/LIS/roll_call_lists/roll_call_vote_cfm.cfm?congress=110&session=1&vote=00307. Accessed 11/3/2015.

[27] The Washington Times. Hillary Clinton vows to be gun control president, 8/26/2015. http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2015/aug/26/hillary-clinton-vows-be-gun-control-president/. Accessed 9/14/2015.

[28] The Washington Post. Bernie Sanders’s misleading characterization of a controversial gun law, 7/10/2015. https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/fact-checker/wp/2015/07/10/bernie-sanders-misleading-characterization-of-a-controversial-gun-law/. Accessed 11/12/2015.

[29] CNN Debate in Flint.

Bernie Sanders


[1] Bernie Sanders. Meeting with Every Child Matters in Des Moines, Iowa, 7/24/2015. Moderated by Kelli Soyer, Every Child Matters.

[2] The Washington Post. Bernie Sanders asks Congress to spend $5.5 billion on 1 million jobs for youths, 6/4/2015. https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/dc-politics/bernie-sanders-asks-congress-to-spend-55-billion-on-1-million-jobs-for-youths/2015/06/04/0354e9dc-0ae6-11e5-9e39-0db921c47b93_story.html.Accessed 10/30/2015.

[3] Bernie Sanders. Meeting with Every Child Matters in Des Moines, Iowa. 7/24/2015. Moderated by Kelli Soyer, Every Child Matters.

[4] Bernie Sanders: United States Senator for Vermont. Senate Passes Farm Bill, 2/4/2014. http://www.sanders.senate.gov/newsroom/press-releases/senate-passes-farm-bill-. Accessed 10/30/2014.

[5] Bernie 2016. Issues: Income and Wealth Inequality.https://berniesanders.com/issues/income-and-wealth-inequality/. Accessed 9/25/2015.

[6] Bernie 2016. Issues: Income and Wealth Inequality.https://berniesanders.com/issues/income-and-wealth-inequality/. Accessed 9/25/2015.

[7] Bernie 2016. Issues: Income and Wealth Inequality.https://berniesanders.com/issues/income-and-wealth-inequality/. Accessed 9/25/2015.

[8] U.S. Senate Roll Call Votes 111th Congress – 1st Session. On the Cloture Motion (Motion to Invoke Cloture on the Motion to Proceed to S.181), 1/15/2009. http://www.senate.gov/legislative/LIS/roll_call_lists/roll_call_vote_cfm.cfm?congress=111&session=1&vote=00014. Accessed 9/25/2015.

[9] CNN. CNN Democratic Presidential Debate – Full Transcript, 10/13/2015.http://cnnpressroom.blogs.cnn.com/2015/10/13/cnn-democratic-debate-full-transcript/. Accessed 10/15/2015.

[10] Bernie 2016. Issues: Income and Wealth Inequality.https://berniesanders.com/issues/income-and-wealth-inequality/. Accessed 9/25/2015.

[11] CBS News. Democratic Debate Transcript: Clinton, Sanders, O’Malley in New Hampshire, 12/20/2015. http://www.cbsnews.com/news/democratic-debate-transcript-clinton-sanders-omalley-in-new-hampshire/. Accessed 2/4/2016.

[12] The Hill. Sanders: America’s child care system is an ‘embarrassment,’7/25/2015. http://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/249195-sanders-americas-childcare-system-is-an-embarrassment. Accessed 10/30/2015.

[13] Bernie Sanders. Meeting with Every Child Matters in Des Moines, Iowa. 7/24/2015. Moderated by Kelli Soyer, Every Child Matters.

[14] Bernie 2016. Issues: Income and Wealth Inequality.https://berniesanders.com/issues/income-and-wealth-inequality/. Accessed 9/25/2015.

[15] Bernie Sanders. Meeting with Every Child Matters in Des Moines, Iowa.7/24/2015. Moderated by Kelli Soyer, Every Child Matters.

[16] Office of the Clerk, U.S. House of Representatives. Final Vote Results for Roll Call 445, 11/15/2001. http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2001/roll445.xml. Accessed 10/30/2015.

[17] Office of the Clerk, U.S. House of Representatives. Final Vote Results for Roll Call 569, 11/4/1997. http://clerk.house.gov/evs/1997/roll569.xml. Accessed 10/30/2015.

[18] Bernie Sanders. Meeting with Every Child Matters in Des Moines, Iowa. 7/24/2015. Moderated by Kelli Soyer, Every Child Matters.

[19] Bernie 2016. Issues: Income and Wealth Inequality.https://berniesanders.com/issues/income-and-wealth-inequality/. Accessed 9/25/2015.

[20] Office of the Clerk, U.S. House of Representatives. Final Vote Results for Roll Call 133, 5/6/1998. http://clerk.house.gov/evs/1998/roll133.xml. Accessed 1/14/2016.

[21] Bernie 2016. Issues: Income and Wealth Inequality.https://berniesanders.com/issues/income-and-wealth-inequality/. Accessed 9/25/2015.

[22] Bernie Sanders: United States Senator for Vermont. Don’t Cut Medicaid, 3/24/2015. http://www.sanders.senate.gov/newsroom/video-audio/dont-cut-medicaid. Accessed 10/30/2015.

[23] U.S. Senate Roll Call Votes 111th Congress – 1st Session. On Passage of the Bill (H.R. 2 As Amended), 1/29/2009.http://www.senate.gov/legislative/LIS/roll_call_lists/roll_call_vote_cfm.cfm?congress=111&session=1&vote=00031. Accessed 11/3/2015.

[24] The Hill. Senate overwhelmingly approves ‘doc fix,’ 4/14/2015.http://thehill.com/policy/healthcare/238871-senate-overwhelmingly-approves-house-doc-fix-bill. Accessed 10/20/2015.

[25] Politifact. Did Bernie Sanders vote against background checks and waiting periods for gun purchases? 7/10/2015. http://www.politifact.com/truth-o-meter/statements/2015/jul/10/generation-forward-pac/did-bernie-sanders-vote-against-background-checks-/

[26] The Washington Post. Bernie Sanders’s misleading characterization of a controversial gun law, 7/10/2015. https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/fact-checker/wp/2015/07/10/bernie-sanders-misleading-characterization-of-a-controversial-gun-law/. Accessed 11/12/2015.

[27] Univision Debate in Miami

[28] CNN Debate in Flint, Michigan