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Children's Defense Fund–CA  The Children's Defense Fund-California is a non-profit child advocacy organization that works to ensure a level playing field for all children.

"The children are going to frame the future of this nation. We need to empower [their] voices, and be there with those voices, and build a world, a nation that’s fit for them." Marian Wright Edelman. Read the full story: http://ow.ly/ibXi30khxkr #DifferenceMaker100 #MarianWrightEdelman @TIAA

Happening now! "Building Our Future," A Forum on Children With California's Gubernatorial Candidates! Watch the live stream (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G3csKQ1ymS8) and engage in the conversation on twitter (http://bit.ly/2KpQBxi)

Only 4 hours left until "Building Our Future," our forum on children with California's gubernatorial candidates! Online registration is now closed, but you can register on-site starting at 6:00pm. See flyer for details or click: bit.ly/build-our-future #BuildingOurFuture2018

Only one day left until "Building Our Future," our public forum on children with California's gubernatorial candidates! Online registration is now closed, but you can register on-site starting at 6:00pm. Copy/paste this url into your browser for details: bit.ly/build-our-future #BuildingOurFuture2018

We want the next governor of California to make issues affecting children a top priority. That is why we are partners in Building Our Future: A Forum on Children with California’s Gubernatorial Candidates. Register today to attend: http://bit.ly/build-our-future #BuildingOurFuture2018

DYK every day seven people die in a preventable home fire? Help us sound the alarm about fire safety tomorrow morning in South LA -- so we can get this number down to 0. See flyer for details.

SAVE THE DATE: Join us in Los Angeles on May 15 to hear your gubernatorial candidates weigh in on the most critical issues facing our children in 2018 and beyond, including children’s health, youth justice, child poverty, child welfare, and education equity.

Our Executive Director Shimica Gaskins with Senator Ron Wyden, Marian Wright Edelman, and Naomi Post 💥💥💥

If the poverty rate for kids of color were as low as that for white kids, 977,000 fewer kids would be in poverty. #EndDeepPoverty

#CDFFreedomSchools program is literacy-rich, child-centric, fun-infused, and love-immersed. http://bit.ly/2xbwGhU #MakeADifference
#ReadAloud
#Harambee 📷: @childdefender1973

Read Dr. Edelman's reflections on Dr. King: http://bit.ly/2uPkrII #MLK50Forward

Our policy expert Janis L. Connallon (tw: @janis161) testifying before the California State Assembly about the causes and consequences of early childhood trauma -- and what we can do to stop it. #HelpingChildrenHeal

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