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The next chapter in the fight for our children’s future starts now.

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The next chapter in the fight for our children’s future starts now

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

Reflections from Dr. Bernice King

Reflections from Dr. Bernice King

Read a recent blog post from Dr. Bernice King about the work that remains after the election: “The vote is the first step, not the last, on the long march toward freedom.”

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My fight for the vote

Dr. Bernard Lafayette shares his personal experience fighting to extend voting rights — a right that is “too important to waste.”

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My fight for the vote

COVID-19 Resources for Families

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COVID-19 Resources for Families
Introducing our new President & CEO

Introducing our new President & CEO

Get to know the Rev. Dr. Starsky Wilson, the next President and CEO of the Children’s Defense Fund.

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The fight for children happens 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Make a monthly gift today to ensure the needs of children remain front and center. With your support, we will continue fighting nonstop to make sure our children’s voices are heard in the halls of power.

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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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