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ChildrensDefenseFund 14h
2,363 children are arrested each day in America—one every 37 seconds. Children's Defense Fund is working to change that, and you can help:
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ChildrensDefenseFund 19h
Marian Wright Edelman likes to say, "You can't be what you can't see." That's why our program works to create a diverse talent pipeline: so students can see themselves in their teachers. Learn how you can join the movement here:
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ChildrensDefenseFund 22h
On the eve of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, don't just reflect on his memory; follow in his footsteps. Marian Wright Edelman calls for urgent and sustained action to "to redeem the soul of America" in this week's column.
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ChildrensDefenseFund Jan 19
A N.C. school district provides just one example of how the government shutdown threatens children and families. This district is revising school lunches "to conserve food and funding," just as families across the country are going without paychecks.
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ChildrensDefenseFund Jan 19
Every movement needs a home, and CDF Haley Farm, which was once home to Roots author Alex Haley, is the home of our Leave No Child Behind movement. Explore the beautiful farm and learn about its rich history here:
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ChildrensDefenseFund Jan 19
Monday marks the national Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service. Are you planning to serve your community by making it a day ON, rather than a day off? and tell us how you're volunteering your time!
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ChildrensDefenseFund Jan 18
In her latest column, Marian Wright Edelman shares the recently released "A Call to Conscience" and urges us all to honor Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s legacy through urgent and sustained action.
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ChildrensDefenseFund Jan 18
Yesterday's Voices and Choices for Children Coalition event, organized by , is a strong example of commitment to improving outcomes for children of color & American Indian children at the state level. TY to advocates in MN & elsewhere demanding progress!
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ChildrensDefenseFund Jan 18
Every single child lost to gun violence is a tragedy, and the echoes of those losses never stop impacting their families and their communities.
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ChildrensDefenseFund Jan 18
"So much of America's tragic and costly failure to care for all its children stems from our tendency to distinguish between our own children & other people's children--as if justice were divisible." - Marian Wright Edelman. This moral failure is indefensible & can't be tolerated.
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ChildrensDefenseFund Jan 18
.'s examination of economic insecurity shines an important light on Americans living below 200 percent of the federal poverty level, "for whom even a short-term illness, loss of income, or emergency expense can be insurmountable."
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ChildrensDefenseFund Jan 17
The USDA has announced that SNAP benefits will continue through February, but recipients across the country face frightening insecurity after that if the shutdown continues. Check your state's resources for updates - here's a full list:
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ChildrensDefenseFund Jan 17
in honor of , Marian Wright Edelman's luncheon keynote at 's 2018 Symposium: ‘Together We Win...Facing Racism, Poverty and War.’
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ChildrensDefenseFund Jan 17
Today is ! Support the children in your community by encouraging innovation and creativity not only today but every day. Do you know a young scholar with a big imagination and a bright idea?
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ChildrensDefenseFund Jan 16
In 1966, Martin Luther King, Jr. & A. Philip Randolph proposed the Freedom Budget, a "step-by-step plan for wiping out poverty in America." See what we've achieved & how far we have yet to go w/ this interactive, annotated version from
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ChildrensDefenseFund Jan 16
A new study suggests that Trump's toxic anti-immigrant rhetoric could drive immigrants to avoid social programs, causing an estimated 45k children to fall into povery. This would represent an avoidable and reprehensible 5% increase in poverty in NYC.
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ChildrensDefenseFund Jan 16
Today's brought to you by Children's Defense Fund Board Member Bryan Stevenson (), who spoke with future leaders about changing the racial narrative of fear and anger that permeates our collective memory.
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ChildrensDefenseFund Jan 15
On Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s 90th birthday, his legacy as Marian Wright Edelman remembers him: as a great leader and hero, but also as a mentor and friend, a minister, a parent, a teacher, and a neighbor.
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ChildrensDefenseFund Jan 15
Today’s ruling is an important victory for those of us dedicated to ensuring that every person is counted in this country, which is especially vital to provide services and supports to the most at-risk children and families.
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ChildrensDefenseFund Jan 15
Today is the deadline to enroll in health insurance in CA! Go to and RT to make sure your fellow Californians are covered.
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