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Leading our nation since 1973 to ensure a level playing field for all children
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200,000 children were placed in the adult criminal justice system annually. Read more about youth justice and stopping the :
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"What has happened to us as adults and as a people to have become accustomed to living in a country where senseless murders of children in schools and communities are commonplace? What values lead us to protect guns over children?" Read more here:
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ChildrensDefenseFund Sep 23
Service as the rent we pay in exchange for living. What are you doing to serve your community today? Share your stories with us about why you serve:
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ChildrensDefenseFund Sep 22
"Children deserve a safe and happy childhood. Instead they are being robbed of their innocence by pervasive gun violence that nags and picks at their minds and spirits, day in and day out, snuffing out joy." Read Marian Edelman's Child Watch® Column here:
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ChildrensDefenseFund Sep 22
We envision an America where no child lives in poverty and all children have the opportunities they need to reach their full potential. Retweet if you agree.
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ChildrensDefenseFund Sep 21
Marian Wright Edelman's Child Watch Column® reflects on the findings of the survey we did with about children's concerns about guns in schools. Read it here:
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ChildrensDefenseFund Sep 21
Children should be worried about finding a seat in the cafeteria, not about a shooting at school.
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ChildrensDefenseFund Sep 21
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New report from shows school shootings are among the top worries of kids and parents:
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ChildrensDefenseFund Sep 20
“We deserve to have a childhood.” – 13-year-old boy quoted in our survey with on gun violence and school safety. Read more:
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ChildrensDefenseFund Sep 20
4 out of 10 children don’t feel safe in school. It’s time to
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ChildrensDefenseFund Sep 20
The results are in. According to a study we conducted with , children are more worried about school shootings than about fitting in or facing peer pressure. Read the full brief here:
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ChildrensDefenseFund Sep 20
This , we remember Ella Baker, an incredible civil rights activist. She said she never broke the rules but "she challenged them." This is something we do when we know the the rules are unjust. Thank you for guiding our work Ella Baker.
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ChildrensDefenseFund Sep 19
A baby is born without health insurance every minute. We can do better. Learn about children's health and what we can do about improving it here:
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ChildrensDefenseFund Sep 19
Save the date! One of our scholars, Sara Abou Rashed () is doing a full-length storytelling performance at the Lincoln Theater in Columbus Ohio. In just 60 minutes, she'll discuss war, immigration, language, and history. Join her:
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ChildrensDefenseFund Sep 19
We encourage you to read this article on the myth of economic mobility, even during times of job availability:
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ChildrensDefenseFund Sep 18
As the first weeks of school get underway, we are thinking about children and their willingness to learn. We believe in the curiosity and engagement in every child, and are grateful to the teachers who promote those qualities in our young people.
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ChildrensDefenseFund Sep 18
Policies affect real people. To highlight that truth, we are encouraging everyone to share their stories of how policies have impacted your life or the lives in your community. Go here to tell your story:
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ChildrensDefenseFund Sep 18
In Judaism, the Days of Awe between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur offer a chance to hope for a sweet new year and to turn in a new direction from the injustice of the past. As we look to make this new year one of greater justice, join our October Children's Shabbat Oct. 19 - 21.
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