Tag: Marian Wright Edelman

Stuck Outside the Poor Door – The Child Watch Column

| April 24, 2015
Stuck Outside the Poor Door – The Child Watch Column

Marian Wright Edelman, President, Children’s Defense Fund Stuck Outside the Poor Door More than 88,000 people have applied to enter the “poor door” at a new luxury condominium tower on the Upper West Side of Manhattan. Only one in 1,600 will win the lottery to live there. Some months ago a New York developer made […]

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Every Child Deserves a Fair Chance

| January 10, 2015
Every Child Deserves a Fair Chance

For many, the start of a new year is a chance to turn over a new leaf and take a hard look at the gap between who we say want and need to be and who we are. As a nation it’s time to close our hypocrisy gap in the treatment of our children and […]

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

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

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