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Survive the Holidays and Stand for Children!

Holiday GuideWe started off 2007 with a New Year's resolution for Congress to act to provide comprehensive health coverage to the more than nine million uninsured children in America. Although we've made some progress this year in bringing this issue to the forefront of the national policy debate, we've still got a ways to go before our country is a place in which no child is denied the right to a healthy start in life.

To help us reach this goal, we need your help! The holidays present a perfect opportunity to discuss with your friends and family the importance of children's health coverage as you gather around the dinner table. To help you in your discussions, we've prepared a Holiday Survival Guide that will help you to respond to any misguided (albeit well-intentioned) friends and family members!

Forgot to Send Holiday Cards? Don't Worry, We've Got You Covered!

We know that being a child advocate is important to you, and we want to help you share the significance of this issue with your family and friends — and give them the opportunity to help children, too!

Now is the perfect time, as you celebrate the holiday season and bring in the New Year, to send an eCard greeting to your family and friends asking them to join you in standing for all children in 2008.

A World of Children Holiday card

Spread the Word - Send an eCard

Take Action in 2007 to Help Us Fight for Children in 2008

There are just a few days left in 2007 for you to provide us with the extraordinary opportunity in the New Year to act boldly and decisively in defending our nation's children. Your generous year-end tax-deductible gift to the Children's Defense Fund will enable us to:

  • Demand that all children have access to affordable, seamless and comprehensive health and mental health coverage.
  • Insist that all children have access to quality early childhood education.
  • Confront the issues that put far too many children on the track to prison from the very day they are born — a crisis CDF is addressing through our Cradle to Prison Pipeline Campaign.
  • Inspire and train the leaders of tomorrow through our CDF Freedom Schools program and our Beat the Odds program.

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This is just the beginning of an ambitious 2008 agenda. But we can't do any of this without strong support from friends like you. Together, we can make a difference in the life of a child.

A Legacy of Supporting Children

The Children's Defense Fund will celebrate its 35th anniversary in 2008. Brush up on your CDF knowledge with this new short video about CDF's founding, history, mission and goals. Featuring commentary from CDF President and Founder Marian Wright Edelman.

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