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Step by step, CDF works to improve the lives of children in America, but creating a level playing field for all children is a mission that CDF cannot accomplish alone. It is only with the support of dedicated child advocates across the country that we are able raise our collective voice to advance the nation in a direction that puts children first and provides each child the opportunity to be a child. With our collective voice, followed by concrete action, we do not just make small changes. We change the community. We change the nation.

The following resources have been collected to enable you to be a better, strong, louder voice for America's children and our future.

Priorities for America's Children

Learn more about the six priorities that our nation has the ability to solve to ensure the future of every child.

Take Action Online

Taking action online is a quick and easy way to let your elected officials know that you demand that they commit to helping children as a condition of your vote. Learn more about ways that you can step up and take action online.

Children's Advocacy Organizations

Creating a level playing field for all children is a mission that CDF cannot accomplish alone. Learn more about other organizations that are working to improve the lives of children.

Faith-Based Programs for Child Advocacy

CDF works closely with national religious leaders and organizations, state and regional bodies, and local congregations, leaders, and lay people. Religious people and organizations are indispensable to building a successful Leave No Child Behind® movement. Join the faithful members of CDF's movement for children!

Child Advocacy Actions That Work

There are a number of ways that you can step up and take action to improve the lives of children. Some take just a few seconds and some a bit longer. Learn more about the child advocacy actions that work!

CDF Action Council

The CDF Action Council is an affiliated 501(c)(4) nonprofit organization of the Children's Defense Fund. Learn more about the CDF Action Council and it's resources including the Children's Defense Fund Action Council® Nonpartisan Congressional Scorecard.