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September 30, 2006

At first they were just a few fleeting shadows on the walls of an abandoned two-family house. But soon it was clear from the Epiphany School's rear windows and playground that the shadows were drug dealers unloading their stash and others picking it up.

Not wanting a drug house next...

September 14, 2006

The undersigned education, civil rights, children’s, disability, and citizens’ organizations are committed to the No Child Left Behind Act’s objectives of strong academic achievement for all children and closing the achievement gap. We believe that the federal government has a critical...

May 12, 2006

The US international affairs budget line funds critical poverty-focused development assistance including critical programs such as basic education, HIV/AIDS relief, emergency-food assistance and long term economic-development initiatives like micro-credit.

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May 3, 2006

May 5, 2006

The Honorable Thad Cochran Chairman, Committee on Appropriations United States Senate Washington, DC 20510

Dear Chairman Cochran:

The undersigned organizations, representing thousands of individuals who work for and with young children across the nation, urge...

January 18, 2006

In 1996, the President and Congress agreed to a broad-sweeping reform of the nation's system to assist low-income families. "Welfare reform" ended entitlement of impoverished people to government assistance that had previously been guaranteed since the 1930's. All federal welfare...

September 30, 2005

A clear sunny day does not ease the feeling of hopelessness and depression one senses upon arriving at Memphis’ largest housing project. Sunlight only further exposes the dirt-bare lawns, trampled by crowded residents like overgrazed pasture.

More than 40 monotonous dark-brick buildings...

September 15, 2005

The Honorable Condoleezza Rice Secretary of State U.S. Department of State 2201 C Street, NW Washington, D.C. 20520

Dear Madame Secretary,

As supporters and partners of UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, we are writing to express our disappointment and frustration that you...

April 11, 2005

As early as next week, the U.S. Senate is expected to consider a bipartisan amendment to S. 105, the TANF reauthorization, by Senators Max Baucus (D-MT) and Lincoln Chafee (R-RI) to give states flexibility in how they spend federal sex-education dollars. Current law forces states to use federal...

April 10, 2005

Enacted in 1996, in addition to assistance to those moving from welfare to work, Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF) provides funding for abstinence-only programs for America’s young people. Such programs are required to exclude discussion of contraception and any other method of...

March 8, 2005

Some of the cuts proposed in the President’s FY 2006 Federal Budget.

Food Stamps are cut $1.1 billion over 10 years. An estimated 200,000 – 300,000 people will lose Food Stamps as a result of this cut.WIC would be cut $658 million from FY 2006 - FY 2010 – if achieved by reducing the...

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