Child Watch® Columns
Marian Wright Edelman is a lifelong advocate for disadvantaged Americans and is the President of CDF. Under her leadership, CDF has become the nation's strongest voice for children and families.
Her Child Watch column is sent every Friday to subscribers and posted to The Huffington Post weekly.
I hope you will speak up loudly and do whatever else is necessary to stop Congress’ hugely unjust Tax Cuts and Jobs Act that rewards billionaires at the expense of poor babies and corporations at the expense of vulnerable children. Millions of America’s children today are suffering from hunger, homelessness and hopelessness.
I met and got to know Pauli Murray at Yale Law School in 1960 and she was a mentor and friend during my three years of law school. By the time she arrived at Yale she had already published the acclaimed memoir Proud Shoes and the landmark legal study States’ Laws on Race and Color, which Thurgood Marshall called a Bible for civil rights lawyers.
President Trump’s announcement yesterday reminded us all that the opioid crisis is a public health emergency, but in fact it is also a national emergency and we must do so much more.