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  Children’s Education Organizations Urge Congress to Protect Child Care and Early Learning Systems amid COVID-19

Early childhood education programs are essential for the millions of children and families they serve, and are particularly crucial during emergency public health and economic crises. But their success is contingent upon receiving the robust investment they need to take necessary steps and precautions. We urge lawmakers to act swiftly to allocate substantial emergency flexible funding directly to the child care and early learning systems in this country.


  Comments on HUD’s Disparate Impact Standard Proposed Rule

CDF submitted comments on the proposed rule on HUD's implementation of the Fair Housing Act's Disparate Impact Standard. We urged HUD to immediately withdraw the proposed rule and instead advance housing policies that strengthen - not undermine - the disparate impact theory that allows for stable, safe and affordable housing for all.


  Amicus Brief Regarding the Impact of Employment Discrimination on Children

The Children’s Defense Fund is proud to be among the advocacy organizations who included our voice in a friend-of-the-court brief to the U.S. Supreme Court that uplifts this powerful message: Employment discrimination against LGBTQ people harms children. The brief, submitted by pro bono counsel at Latham & Watkins LLP and the Southern Poverty Law Center, urges the Court to rule in favor of LGBTQ employees who have confronted workplace discrimination.


  Comments on USDA’s Proposed Time Limits for SNAP

CDF submitted commented on the USDA's proposed rule on requirements for able-bodied adults without dependents (ABAWDs) in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) in order to express our serious concerns about any policies that would restrict access to SNAP for those who are hungry, given the critical role SNAP plays for children and families in communities across the country.