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Children’s Defense Fund Board Chair Laphonza Butler to be Appointed to California’s Vacant Senate Seat After Passing of Dianne Feinstein

“While we join the nation in mourning this loss, Children’s Defense Fund is uplifted by the appointment of our Board Chair, Laphonza Butler, to the United States Senate. A stalwart and dedicated Board member for more than 10 years, Laphonza has shown a deep commitment to improving outcomes for America’s children and youth. The Laphonza Butler we have worked closely with in CDF’s governance, is a brilliant strategist, caring parent, and strong advocate who will surely work in young people’s interests on Capitol Hill. This is a win for California’s children and families during this crucial time in the United States Senate and American politics.”

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CDF Statement on the Inflation Reduction Act

Children’s Defense Fund (CDF) applauds the Senate for passing the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 as it will provide some needed relief for children, youth, and families across the country. The historic investment in clean energy is a pledge to our children’s future, reducing prescription costs and helping families cover health care premiums will help ensure parents do not have to choose between their health and supporting their families, and the billions generated from a new minimum tax on large corporations could one day go toward economic and social benefits for children, youth, and families.

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Joint Statement from Coalition of Anti-Hunger, Education, Child, Nutrition, and Public Health Organizations Calling on Congress to Extend Child Nutrition Waivers

Since the beginning of the pandemic, our organizations have worked tirelessly to ensure that children have access to meals through the child nutrition programs. Together, we have called on Congress to extend the waiver authority for another school year to support children and families as they recover from the educational, health, and economic impacts of the pandemic.

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