Bingham recognized for commitment to children’s issues
Prevent Child Abuse North Carolina (PCANC) presented Sen. Stan Bingham of Davidson County with its Legislative Leadership Award at its statewide Learning & Leadership Summit in Raleigh on March 6.
According to PCANC, the award honors a member of the North Carolina General Assembly who has demonstrated outstanding commitment to children’s issues. PCANC Board Leader Thomas Moore presented Bingham with the award in front of 500 of social service workers, medical personnel, elected officials, child advocates, prevention experts, and parents and grandparents.
Bingham was honored for his support of children and families throughout his history of public service at the local and state level. He was recognized for his 12-year history of directly working on issues related to child well-being.
Among Bingham’s accomplishments, Moore gave tribute to the following: ensuring families have paid sick leave; supporting health care coverage for children with special needs; increasing child care standards; reducing infant mortality; raising the juvenile age; accidental death prevention, including injury prevention funds, driver’s education, and criminalization of texting while driving; and family support including parenting classes for mothers in prison, inclusion of families in school suspension issues, and grandparent visitation rights.
“The future success of our state relies on the healthy growth and development of today’s children,” said Rosie Allen Ryan, PCANC president and CEO. “North Carolina children have a true champion in Sen. Bingham. His tremendous work has improved the lives of children and families across our state. We are honored to present him with this acknowledgment of his dedication to children and families.”