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Helping Children in Hidden Rural Poverty

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 09.12.2014 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

When many people hear child poverty in America, the first stereotype is an inner-city child. But in a nation where over 16 million children, more than one in five, are poor, the truth is that child poverty affects children everywhere, although we know it affects urban, suburban, and rural children in some ways differently.

Celebrating, Continuing and Building on CHIP's Success

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 04.09.2014 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

Although CHIP is authorized through 2019, its funding is running out and will virtually disappear by October 2015 unless Congress takes immediate action. If funding is not continued, millions of children would lose health coverage.

Stop the Shutdown, Prevent Economic Meltdown

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

Extremist Republicans continue to hold funding for the federal government hostage for the second week in a row, opposing a clean extension of government funding without conditions. Their actions are harming the economy and countless real children and families across the country.

Are Kids Being Forgotten Under State Budget Cuts?

| Posted 05.29.2012 | Los Angeles

This article comes to us courtesy of California Watch By Stephanie Snyder Low-income children in rural California communities are in jeopardy of...

The GOP's War on Children

Bruce Kluger | Posted 07.22.2012 | Politics
Bruce Kluger

As in most presidential election years, noisy battles have been raging as the nation's political armies gear up for what promises to be an even nois...

GOP: Killing Vulnerable Americans With Kindness - Literally

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 05.26.2012 | Politics
Leo W. Gerard

As a favor to struggling Americans, Rep. Paul Ryan proposed a federal budget last week ravaging programs for the poor, elderly, disabled, young, veterans, jobless, students and other vulnerable people. Ryan did it, he said, because these programs are demeaning.

A Healthy Start: Protecting Great Gains for Children in the Affordable Care Act

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 05.16.2012 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

Next week marks the second anniversary of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), the federal health reform legislation, which has been a giant national step forward in reaching the goal of ensuring that all children in America receive the healthy start they need and deserve.

Medicaid: Help in Hard Times

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 04.25.2012 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

Medicaid is vital -- it provides hundreds of millions of children who are poor or have disabilities with comprehensive health coverage enabling them to become productive, taxpaying members of society.