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Reflections on the Events of January 6, 2021

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The Children’s Defense Fund is fighting to make
sure every child in America has what they need to thrive.

What does the COVID relief package mean for children?

The $900 billion relief package will offer some relief to children and families, but ultimately falls far short of the relief that is desperately needed.

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“One ultimate goal [of CDF Freedom Schools] is for kids to actually be excited about learning and see themselves in what they learn and see the power and potential that reading has in their lives.”

—Dr. Lakia M. Scott, Executive Director, Indian Spring Middle School, CDF Freedom Schools site, Waco, TX

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