Childrens Defense Fund

Childrens Defense Fund

The Childrens Defense Fund (CDF) is an American 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that focuses on child advocacy and research. It was founded in 1973 by Marian Wright Edelman. Wikipedia

Childrens Defense Fund

The Childrens Defense Fund (CDF) is an American 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that focuses on child advocacy and research. It was founded in 1973 by Marian Wright Edelman. Wikipedia

Aug 31, 0:57 AM

Congress returns to Washington next week and one of the critical items to address before the end of September is funding for the bipartisan Childrens Health Insurance Program (CHIP). CHIP is a lifeline for 8.9 million children in families that earn too much to qualify for Medicaid but cannot afford private coverage. But unless Congress takes action, the funding for this highly successful program will end after September 30, 2017. Millions of children could lose health coverage and millions more would pay more for less comprehensive coverage, making them all worse off than they are today. After many, many months fighting to protect Medicaid and the Affordable Care Act (ACA), our combined efforts to move forward, not backwards for children must continue. Congress must act now to avoid any disruption to childrens health coverage and enact a strong, clean extension of CHIP funding for at least five years. http://bit.ly/2w2lMv1

Aug 30, 7:37 PM

On August 30, 1967, Thurgood Marshall became the first African American Supreme Court justice. Learn more about one of the giants of the civil rights movement. The Library of America http://bit.ly/2wJbrod

Aug 28, 8:24 PM

54 years after March on Washington, jobs and economic opportunities are still out of reach for too many families. To honor Dr. Kings legacy, let us pick up the mantle of justice and fight to end child poverty. http://bit.ly/2wye1NL

Aug 28, 6:54 PM

Presidents Trump 2018 Federal Budget slashes over $3 trillion dollars in the next decade and tramples Americas values. It is anti-child, anti-poor, and anti-low-income working people. It erodes the security of our nations future. http://bit.ly/2vZRzKI