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Become the voice that influences tomorrow! Join our Youth Advocacy Training on December 7th to learn about: ✅ Effective Public Speaking ✅ Storytelling for Advocacy ✅ Speaking w/ Adults about issues you care about bit.ly/CFCIYouthAdvoc…
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Nothing like being with some amazing School Board members from around the country getting rejuvenated and recharged so we can go serve. Loved our time at @ChildDefender Alex Haley Farm
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#CDFOhio is proud to announce that Matthew Tippit has joined our policy team as a Policy Associate! Matthew is a licensed social worker who up until recently worked in a State Representative's office at the Statehouse. Join us in giving him a warm welcome! bit.ly/3EJR7oV
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"Even as he served as a collaborator and role model for so many famous peers, throughout his life Don Lewis remained committed to encouraging and inspiring young people to include music in their lives and pursue their dreams..." childrensdefense.org/child-watch-co… #MarianWrightEdelman
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Proud of our @CDF_Ohio colleagues for their tireless advocacy on behalf of ALL Ohio youth! twitter.com/CDF_Ohio/statu…
Lights, camera, action! 🎬 After months of hard work, our Youth Voices Storytelling Fellows are ready to share their short films with YOU! Register to attend our premiere and meet the filmmakers ➡️bit.ly/YVSFPremiereD 🎥 🗓️ Wednesday, Nov. 16, 7:30 PM Co8U
Today is National Philanthropy Day! We're grateful to amazing donors like Dr. Michael Steiner, who give faithfully each month to Children's Defense Fund and make our work possible. #givingisbelieving
Such an important report highlighting the huge impact the Child Tax Credit had for Ohio families and how a thriving families tax credit in Ohio could support family stability and child wellbeing. twitter.com/PolicyMattersO…
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.@RevDrStarsky welcoming @schoolbpartners, “home”- Haley Farm is sanctuary to the children’s movement—a place where we come together across generations & geography, ethnicity & experience, religion & race, to forge a stronger, united, effective force for change.” @ChildDefender
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I was thrilled to help honor my friend and mentor, Marian Wright Edelman, at the @smithsoniannpg #PortraitofANation celebration this weekend. Marian has spent six decades bending the moral arc of the universe toward justice, and we are all the beneficiaries of her noble mission.
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“You can't do all unless you do every, you can't do every unless you see each, you can’t see each unless you’re willing to see one.”@RevDrStarsky, CEO of @ChildDefender shared a powerful message rooted in leadership putting children first. It was a pleasure and honor to meet him.
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Founder of Children's Defense Fund, Marian Wright Edelman was the first Black woman to be admitted to the Mississippi Bar. Ruven Afanador's portrait depicts her with images of abolitionists Harriet Tubman and Sojourner Truth. 📸:s.si.edu/3sPVtE4W © 2013 Ruven Afanador8
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“We must build the political will and courage to execute change on behalf of children. Which is rooted in power.” - @RevDrStarsky @ChildDefender @schoolbpartners #OurCollectivePower
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Marian Wright Edelman’s granddaughters Ellika and Zoe spoke of attending her Freedom School on summer break and seeing firsthand the impact of a career in public service. @HillaryClinton shared her admiration of the woman whose work gives so many children the chance to achieve.
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Congratulations to founder of the Children’s Defense Fund and former @NAACP_LDF lawyer and head of our former Mississippi office Marian Wright Edelman on receiving the @portraitofanation award! @ChildDefender
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"When Rev. Calvin O. Butts passed away on October 28 we lost a champion for justice who had a transformative impact on his city and community." The latest Child Watch® by Marian Wright Edelman is now available on our website. childrensdefense.org/child-watch-co… #MarianWrightEdelman
Our colleagues @KercenaDozier and Karlos Nichols of @CDFNewYork marched alongside passionate youth leaders, advocates and elected officials at the @housing4allNY rally to #EndChildHomelessness in New York City. @VOCALNewYork @CUFFH @CUFFH_Youth @Met_Council @youth4housing
TELL EVERYONE YOU KNOW ⚠️ The deadline to sign up and get your $3,600 per child through the #ChildTaxCredit is next Tuesday, November 15th ‼️ Don't leave money on the table that could help your family thrive—go to getctc.org/CTCOH before it's too late! h/t @CDF_Ohio
Looking for a reflection piece post-midterms? Read our newest CDF-Ohio #YouthBlog from Daisha Williams who reflects on her role as a future history teacher & the importance of youth civic engagement on election day - and especially all the days to follow: bit.ly/3EoYIZO
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We agree with what @POTUS said yesterday: “We can do an awful lot for a lot of families…if we reinstate the child tax credit.” Congress needs to reinstate the expanded #ChildTaxCredit immediately.
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Add "Tell the State Board of Education: We Belong in History 🗣️" to your to-do list this weekend ☑️ To ensure every Texas student has the civics education they deserve, submit a public comment *before* November 14th ✍🏽 Learn more and take action ➡bit.ly/3NJnU0d9ZX
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Indian Country and allies are here at #SCOTUS in support of the Indian Child Welfare Act #ProtectICWA #ProtectNativeChildren
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If our aspiration is to achieve the best outcomes possible for children, then we need to start by ensuring that Native foster youth have the opportunity to maintain continuity and connections to their tribe, culture, and heritage. #ProtectICWA twitter.com/NativeChildren…
Happy #ElectionDay ! Children can’t vote. It’s on us to vote in the interest of their health, wellbeing, & safety. Get out there & vote today! If you're lucky, maybe you'll see our Senior Health Policy Associate, Kelly Vyzral, serving as a poll worker ✨ ⭐ @KVyzral #GOTV
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#ElectionDay is TOMORROW! 🤠 "I vote because I want to advance equity. I vote because some I don’t know, and some I do, died for this right. I vote because it is a privilege to use my voice for what I believe." - Clarissa Webb, our Youth Programs Coordinator Why do YOU vote?s
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From East TX to El Paso, our team votes! "I vote because I care about what happens in my country." - Cindy, Outreach Program Director "I vote to see change in my country and community!" - Ana, Communications Associate What's your why this #ElectionDay? 🗳V
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What did the 2021 #childtaxcredit #ctc mean for families? Contact your representatives: bit.ly/3arvREt Your opinion matters. @ChildDefender @WashUSPI Full report: brook.gs/3dJRZ1D
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Every day I wear my #HarrietTubman, #SojournerTruth medallions around my neck. When I think I'm having a bad day, I try to think about their day, and I get up. ~#MarianWrightEdelman, @ChildDefender Founder & @smithsoniannpg #PortraitOfANation Honoree 😍❤️👑#PurposePromisePowerwtwitter.com/smithsoniannpg…X53
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Happy #ElectionDay! Need to find your polling station? Let us help. Head to bit.ly/get-to-the-pol… to find your voting site. Then, GO VOTE! #GOTV #Vote
Employed and need time off to vote? Here are some tips: ➡️ Communicate with your employer in advance! ➡️ Find your local voting center: vote.org/polling-place-… ➡️ Know who you're voting for: vote411.org/ballot ➡️ Get in your ride and GO VOTE! #GOTV #Vote #ElectionDay
What counts as a voting issue? Voter intimidation, being told you’re not on the voter rolls, being told you can't to vote on a machine. . . If you experience issues on #ElectionDay, contact the Election Protection Hotline at 1-866-OUR-VOTE. #Voting #GOTV #Midterms
#DidYouKnow: residents in some states are eligible for paid or unpaid time off to vote, like California, New York, Ohio, and Texas. Be sure to arrange this with your employer in advance and VOTE on Nov. 8! #GOTV #Midterms #ElectionDay @CDFTexas @CDFNewYork @cdfca @CDF_Ohio
“You’ll see traditional forms, such as...a black-and-white photograph of #MarianWrightEdelman by @ruvenafanador. The Edelman portrait includes a tribute to activists Sojourner Truth & Harriet Tubman, whose portraits are also in our collection." Learn more: bit.ly/3zylXh4
Since 2020, 19 states have passed laws making it harder for their residents to vote. Here’s how to prep for election day. #Vote #ElectionDay #GetOutTheVote
"Democracy is not a spectator sport—and it absolutely cannot be now with so much on the line. Please do your part." The latest #ChildWatch column by Marian Wright Edelman is now available: childrensdefense.org/child-watch-co… #GOTV #ElectionDay #Vote
Not sure what you’re voting for this #ElectionDay? Let us help. In some states the Senate is on the ballot. In ALL states Congress is on the ballot. Legislation decides issues like criminal justice reform, healthcare, reproductive rights, and immigration. Vote November 8! #GOTV
#ElectionDay is Tuesday, November 8! Do you have a plan to vote? Voting hours are different from state-to-state. Check the voting hours for your state so you're ready to vote: bit.ly/3HhHUCj #Vote #GOTV #GetOutTheVote #Midterms
Our staff votes and best of all, we vote early! Our Director, Patrick Bresette, votes because he knows *every* voice matters in our Democracy. Make your voice heard by voting in this election. 🗳 (P.S. Early voting ends TOMORROW.)7
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Thank you to @ruvenafanador for creating this stunning portrait of Marian Wright Edelman for @smithsoniannpg’s collection. This portrait will hang next to fellow honorees José Andrés, Clive Davis, Ava DuVernay, Anthony Fauci, Serena Williams & Venus Williams. #PortraitOfANation
What did the 2021 #childtaxcredit #ctc mean for families? Contact your representatives: bit.ly/3arvREt Your opinion matters. @ChildDefender @WashUSPI Full report: brook.gs/3dJRZ1D
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We're grateful to @TheAtlantic for spotlighting the egregious plunder of TANF funds in Mississippi, and our own Oleta Fitzgerald, director of @CDF_SRO, for advocating tirelessly to demand better for Mississippi families! theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/… #TANF #ChildWelfare
To shift the global narrative around Black people, @Detavio is building the most powerful ecosystem for Black storytelling @revolttv. His dedication to helping young people understand the shifting world and ignite change is inspiring. @CDFNewYork honors him! #StandUpForChildrenNY twitter.com/CDFNewYork/sta…
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@CDFNewYork is ecstatic to honor @IamDebraLee. Like our @ChildDefender Founder #MarianWrightEdelman, @IamDebraLee is a trailblazer who uses her power, impact, and leadership to give back and to support marginalized communities. #WeAreChildDefendersNY #StandUpForChildrenNY twitter.com/CDFNewYork/sta…
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“For two generations, we have kept the doors open for America’s children and young people to have every opportunity available to them by making sure that admissions policies do not try to slam the door of opportunity in their faces." —@RevDrStarsky #AffirmOpportunity
“We have come to stand before this door on this day while teenagers are completing their college applications to say we need to keep the doors open!” —@RevDrStarsky #AffirmOpportunity #DefendDiversity
“Shutting the doors to college is shutting the doors to democracy. Shutting the doors to college is shutting the doors to civic engagement. Shutting the doors right now on this generation shuts the door on the most diverse cadre of children and youth that America has ever seen.”
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