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Debate on safety net programs exposes divisions 50 years after War on Poverty

Debate on safety net programs exposes divisions 50 years after War on Poverty

WASHINGTON, April 30 (UPI) -- Paul Ryan blaming President Lyndon Johnson's 50-year-old War on Poverty for making things worse for the nation's poor.
Gabrielle Levy

New name suggestions for No Child act

WASHINGTON, Feb. 23 (UPI) -- The U.S. education secretary's proposal to change the name of the No Child Left Behind Act has led to a flood of tongue-in-cheek suggestions.
J. Lo attends DNC reception for Edelman

J. Lo attends DNC reception for Edelman

DENVER, Aug. 29 (UPI) -- Jennifer Lopez was among the hosts of an event honoring children's rights advocate Marian Wright Edelman in Denver this week, organizers said.

Report: Federal budget tips away from kids

WASHINGTON, March 15 (UPI) -- Spending on adults is eating up more of the U.S. federal budget, while children's programs get a smaller portion, a study said. The Urban Institute study found that children's share of the federal budget has dropped from 20 percent in 1960 to 15.4 percent

Bush healthcare plan criticized

WASHINGTON, Jan. 23 (UPI) -- U.S. President George Bush's proposals for healthcare reform Tuesday drew sharp criticism from advocacy groups who say they could worsen the situation.

Children's advocate lambasts Bush plan

WASHINGTON, Jan. 15 (UPI) -- Children's Defense Fund President Marian Wright Edelman expressed concern President Bush's space program will divert resources from domestic issues.

UPI's Capital Comment for April 30, 2003

WASHINGTON, April 30 (UPI) -- Capital Comment -- Daily news notes, political rumors, and important events that shape politics and public policy in Washington and the world from United Press International.

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Bush promises to work with governors

WASHINGTON, Feb. 24 (UPI) -- President George W. Bush on Monday met with the nation's governors, promising that his fiscal 2004 budget proposal would help boost states' economies as they face widening deficits amid falling revenues.
KATHY A. GAMBRELL, UPI White House Correspondent

Edelman: Budget dangerous for children

WASHINGTON, Feb. 11 (UPI) -- Children's Defense Fund President Marian Wright Edelman on Tuesday called the Bush administration's position on health insurance, child care and education unjust and immoral and said the White House should live up to its commitment to leave no child behin
KATHY A. GAMBRELL, White House reporter

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Baucus welfare plan's a bust

FAIRFAX, Va., Aug. 10 (UPI) -- "The days of the dole are numbered," declared President Lyndon Baines Johnson as he launched his so-called War on Poverty. Thirty years, $8 trillion, and millio
LESLIE CARBONE, A UPI Outside view commentary
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Children’s Defense Fund President Marian Wright Edelman and other activists gather for a rally on Capitol Hill, Wednesday, June 11, 2003, calling for an immediate increase in the child tax credits for working families. Hundreds of Mothers with children in strollers, joined by Children’s Defense Fund President Marian Wright Edelman and Senators and Reps., marched to congressman Dom Delay’s office to deliver 12 million voided child tax credit checks. (Isaac Menashe/U.S. Newswire)
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Marian Wright Edelman (born June 6, 1939) is an American activist for the rights of children. She is president and founder of the Children's Defense Fund.

Edelman was born the youngest of five children to Arthur Jerome Wright and Maggie Leola Brown in Bennettsville, South Carolina. Her father, a Baptist minister who instilled in her that Christianity obligates one to service, died when she was 14, urging in his last words, "Don't let anything get in the way of your education."

She attended Marlboro Training High School there, and went on to Spelman College and travelled the world on a Merrill scholarship and studied in the Soviet Union as a Lisle fellow. She became involved in the Civil Rights Movement, and after being arrested for her activism, she decided to become a lawyer and entered Yale Law School in 1963, joining the NAACP Legal Defense Fund in 1968.

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