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A child is killed or injured by a gun every 30 minutes in America. More children die every three days in America than died in the Newtown massacre. As a nation, aren’t we better than this? Learn more about the CDF gun report, “Protect Children, Not Guns,” which documents gun violence in our nation; download our current fact sheet, “The Truth About Guns,” and find ways to make sure your voice is heard in Washington. When it comes to protecting our children from guns, we can do better.
Ohio Children's Defense Fund '2014 Beat the Odds Award' event honors 4 students
March 6, 2014, Columbus Government Examiner
Need for Full-Day Kindergarten Is Lost in Pre-K Debate, Critics Say
March 6, 2014, The New York Times
Millions Lifted Out of Poverty Would Beg to Differ With Ryan Report's Conclusions
March 6, 2014, National Journal
Ind. House OKs Bill to Allow Guns in Cars at Schools
March 4, 2014, USA Today
Gun Violence Aimed at Black Males Triggers Concern
March 4, 2014, Black Press USA
Black children are the poorest of the poor, and they need our urgent and persistent attention. Watch Marian Wright Edelman’s video address for the National PTA’s Every Child in Focus Campaign, this month highlighting the Black child.
An extraordinary young leader who at age 22 became the youngest city council member in Stockton, California, Michael shares his story of growing up poor and Black and male and suggests powerful ways to help others get the education they need to succeed.
Prime your congregation for action with this year’s National Observance of Children’s Sabbaths® manual.
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