Earlier this month, the House of Representatives passed the 21st Century Cures Act in a rare bi-partisan effort. The bill is meant to speed the development of lifesaving treatments, but critics warn it may also allow ineffective or even harmful drugs onto the market.
Marian Wright Edelman looks back over three decades of activism on behalf of the nation’s children. Her organization, the Children’s Defense Fund, is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year, and she has written an introduction to a new collection of essays about childhood that has been published to commemorate the milestone.
- Marian Wright Edelman Founder & president of the Children's Defense Fund
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