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  • Marian Wright Edelman 08/24/07
    Child Watch® Column: "Katrina -- Two Years in the Life of a Child"
    "Two years ago, on August 29, Hurricane Katrina struck the Gulf coasts of Louisiana and Mississippi, displacing hundreds of thousands. Black communities that had been economically depressed before the hurricane were hardest hit."
  • 08/24/07
    Marian Wright Edelman's La Columna Child Watch®: "Katrina—dos años en la vida de un niño"
    Hace dos a??os, el 29 de agosto, el hurac??n Katrina bati?? la costa del Golfo de Luisiana y Mississippi, desplazando a cientos de miles de personas. Las comunidades econ??micamente deprimidas antes del hurac??n sufrieron el mayor da??o. Es una verg??enza para el pa??s que muchos ni??os todav??a sufren el trauma de la horrenda experiencia de sobrevivir en las secuelas de la tormenta.
  • Marian Wright Edelman 08/17/07
    Child Watch® Column: "Congress--Pass the SCHIP Bill and Save Children's Lives"
    "The Children's Defense Fund's top policy goal in 2007 has been comprehensive health coverage for all 9 million uninsured children and pregnant women in America. It will remain our top priority until we succeed. Meanwhile, pending congressional legislation gives new hope to three to four million children across the country."
  • Marian Wright Edelman 08/10/07
    Child Watch® Column: "We Need More Face Time With Our Children"
    "I often write in this space about a national or global challenge confronting our children and recommend how readers might support a policy or initiative to address it. In this week's column, however, I'd like to talk about how each of us can do more to personally develop our own children."
  • Marian Wright Edelman 08/03/07
    Child Watch® Column: "Empowering Mothers Around the World"
    "A family lives in a small village by a river—a mother, two girls and a boy. The water isn't clean, but the children play in it avoiding dead fish whose pale bellies roll on the surface. There's a mill or refinery or food processing plant several kilometers upstream that spews thick raw sludge into the river."
  • Marian Wright Edelman 07/27/07
    Child Watch® Column: "Voting Rights and June Johnson"
    "On August 6, we observe the anniversary of the passage of the Voting Rights Act of 1965. This landmark legislation struck down a range of barriers to Black citizens' exercising their right to vote, including "literacy tests" and poll taxes."
  • Marian Wright Edelman 07/20/07
    Child Watch® Column: "Massachusetts Governor Patrick's Free Community College Plan Promises a Way Up"
    "This June, Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick announced a visionary initiative to expand public education to include two years of free community college for every high school graduate in the state. He calls his plan a child-centered "cradle to career" approach to public education that begins before kindergarten and continues until young people join the workforce."
  • Marian Wright Edelman 07/13/07
    Child Watch® Column: "The U.S. Supreme Court's Wrong Turn on Racial Equality"
    "The July 28th U.S. Supreme Court decision to strike down voluntary school integration plans in Louisville, Kentucky, and Seattle, Washington, will erode gains in racial equality won through landmark court cases and the struggle by Americans of all races in the Civil Rights Movement."
  • Marian Wright Edelman 07/06/07
    Child Watch® Column: "President Bush Needs to Be a Positive Leader on Child Health Care, Not a Negative One"
    "With 9 million children in America lacking health insurance and reauthorization of the State Children's Health Insurance Program (SCHIP) pending in Congress before it expires September 30th, this is a pivotal year for our children's health and wellbeing. Despite his pledge to provide children, including Katrina's children, the care and protection they require and deserve, President Bush's budget proposals would reduce health coverage for millions of children and hamper SCHIP's capacity to reach those children who lack a health care safety net."
  • Marian Wright Edelman 06/29/07
    Child Watch® Column: "Sicko Indicts America's Health Care Industry"
    "I am not in the habit of doing movie reviews but I recommend everyone see Michael Moore's documentary "SiCKO" about our health care system which leaves 45 million Americans uninsured including 9 million children. The film shows how sick people and taxpayers are victimized by powerful corporate interests guided by profits rather than preventing and curing health problems."
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