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  • Marian Wright Edelman 03/23/12
    Child Watch® Column: "It’s Past Time to Protect Children Not Guns"
    Thousands of people across the country have poured into the streets—from New York to Sanford, Florida—to demand justice for Trayvon Martin. Hundreds of thousands more stepped up to protest online. In response to the public outcry, the Sanford Chief of Police has temporarily stepped down and the state prosecutor has stepped aside.
  • 03/23/12
    Protect Children, Not Guns 2012
    CDF's Protect Children, Not Guns 2012 is a compilation of the most recent and reliable national and state data on gun violence in America. This report provides the latest statistics on firearm deaths by race, age and manner; highlights state gun violence trends and efforts to prevent child access to guns; dispels common myths about guns; and explains the significance of recent U.S. Supreme Court decisions on gun ownership.
  • 03/21/12
    Child Watch® Column: "Walking While Black"
    Every parent raising Black sons knows the dilemma: deciding how soon to have the talk.
  • Marian Wright Edelman 03/16/12
    Child Watch® Column: "A Healthy Start: Protecting Great Gains for Children in the Affordable Care Act"
    Since our founding almost forty years ago, the Children’s Defense Fund has fought to ensure that all children in America receive the healthy start they need and deserve. Next week marks the second anniversary of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), the federal health reform legislation, which has been a giant national step forward in reaching that goal.
  • Marian Wright Edelman 03/09/12
    Child Watch® Column: "The American Promise: The Right to Vote"
    Every American citizen must have an equal right to vote. There is no reason which can excuse the denial of that right. There is no duty which weighs more heavily on us than the duty we have to ensure that right . . . The command of the Constitution is plain. There is no moral issue. It is wrong—deadly wrong—to deny any of your fellow Americans the right to vote in this country. There is no issue of States rights or National rights. There is only the struggle for human rights.
  • Marian Wright Edelman 03/02/12
    Child Watch® Column: "Pursuing Justice for Children and the Poor Now"
    When a child is in mortal danger, we put out an Amber Alert to tell the whole community that we are in pursuit of the child and whoever is endangering her. It is a time of utmost urgency and everyone has to get involved, to be on the lookout, and do whatever is needed to help rescue the child in danger.
  • 03/01/12
    Analysis of President Obama’s FY 2013 Budget Proposal
    A breakdown and analysis of the President's 2013 budget proposal as it relates to children and families.
  • Marian Wright Edelman 02/24/12
    Child Watch® Column: "Medicaid: Help in Hard Times"
    February marks the third anniversary of the Child Health Insurance Program Reauthorization Act (CHIPRA), which has made significant improvements in health coverage for millions of children. About two-thirds of all uninsured children are eligible for Medicaid or CHIP but are not enrolled due largely to bureaucratic barriers. CHIPRA has addressed those barriers head on by including performance bonuses to encourage states to simplify their enrollment procedures and meet targets for enrolling the lowest income children.
  • Marian Wright Edelman 02/17/12
    Child Watch® Column: "Desperately Working To Stay Afloat"
    At one time, the Nations owned a home. But like so many other American families, their standard of living has declined over the past decade even though they are a two-parent working family.
  • Marian Wright Edelman 02/10/12
    Child Watch® Column: "Still Hungry in America"
    "There were some times where, you know, we wouldn't have that much food, and I would tell my mom, 'I'm not hungry, don't worry about it,' and I lost a lot of weight. I remember I used to be a size five, and I went from a size five to a size zero," a New York high school senior said in December.
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