Marian Wright Edelman, President, Children’s Defense Fund, before the House Budget Committee – April 30, 2014

| April 30, 2014

“A Progress Report on the War on Poverty: Lessons from the Frontlines”
Hearing before the Committee on the Budget
U.S. House of Representatives
Testimony of Marian Wright Edelman
President, Children’s Defense Fund
April 30, 2014

“I can tell you with confidence and gratitude that we have made great progress against poverty and hunger since then, although we still have a long way to go. The War on Poverty has lifted millions of children and families out of poverty and I am very concerned that 50 years later some people think the best way forward is backwards – trying to unravel the very investments that have had such impact and given millions of children a new lease on life and hope for the future.”

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