We Never Give Up On Children

Thank you for standing strong with children through this bruising effort to defeat the terrible American Health Care Act that Republican leaders passed in the House of Representatives today by a razor thin margin of 217 Republican yes votes to 213 NO votes. 20 Republicans joined 193 Democrats who were united in opposing the bill. A statement from Marian Wright Edelman, President of the Children’s Defense Fund, was released minutes after the final tally. Even though the outcome today is not what we wanted, know your calls, tweets, and resistance DID make a difference and we remain committed to working together to defeat the American Health Care Act in the Senate. Yes, we can. We will be back in touch shortly so together we can urge Senators to Do No Harm and #KeepKidsCovered. Remember, we never give up.

Ohio's Appalachian Children

CDF-Ohio began our investigation into Appalachian Ohio with our 2001 report—Ohio’s Appalachian Children—which provided a first-ever comprehensive look into the well-being of the region’s children. The region continues to suffer many of the same challenges today—poverty, health disparities, and pervasive food insecurity to name a few—that existed in 2001. While there are signs of hope, the passage of time has made many of the problems more acute.

It is a critical time for Appalachian Ohio. CDF-Ohio has a long commitment to this region. We present this report—Ohio’s Appalachian Children at a Crossroads: A Roadmap for Action—to bring awareness to the region’s current challenges and, more importantly, to promising practices and recommendations for action.

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Child poverty is not an abstract problem, it's real for too many children in America. They face challenges no children in the richest nation on earth should have to face. Listen and share their stories.

Together we will #EndChildPoverty. Here's how.

"Get Home Safely: 10 Rules of Survival If Stopped by the Police” provides critical information to help Black parents and every member of the community help stop the killing of Black children. We must talk to our children. We must show them this video. We must post these ten rules for survival everywhere.

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