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For more than 20 years, CDF has produced a gun report “Protect Children, Not Guns” which documents the epidemic of gun violence in America. A child or teen dies or is injured from guns every 30 minutes. Gun violence saturates our children’s lives. More children and teens die from guns every three days than died in the Newtown massacre. The number of children under 5 killed by guns in 2010 was more than the number of law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty that same year. Between 1979 and 2010, 119,079 children and teens died from guns. This is more deaths in 32 years than U.S. soldiers killed in action in the Vietnam, Korean, Afghanistan and Iraq wars combined. Download our new fact sheet “The Truth About Guns”, distribute the most up-to-date key facts on child and teen gun deaths and injuries and take action by signing a petition to the President and members of Congress demanding they #ProtectChildrenNotGuns.
Raise minimum wage; working people should not live in poverty
October 13, 2014, CNN
Medicaid, Often Criticized, Is Quite Popular With Its Customers
October 11, 2014, The New York Times
Obamacare Round 2: States Gear Up For Start of Next Enrollment Period in November
October 7, 2014, The Washington Post
Don't Mess with CHIP: 17 Years of Success
October 6, 2014, Huffington Post
8-Year-Old Boy Seriously Wounded, Two Men Injured in D.C. Shooting
October 4, 2014, The Washington Post
2014 CHAMPIONS OF JUSTICE HONOREE
Oleta Garrett Fitzgerald of the Children's Defense Fund speaks about activating our organizing networks.
Rev. Otis Moss III Preaching at The Samuel Dewitt-Procotor Institute .
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