Children’s Defense Fund Action Council Joins Steering Committee of Health Care for America Now

CDFAC to work with coalition to guarantee quality, affordable health care for all in 2009

 

For Immediate Release
November 26, 2008
For More Information Contact:
Ashley White
(202) 662-3694

 

Washington, DC — The Children’s Defense Fund Action Council has recently joined the steering committee of Health Care for America Now (HCAN), a national grassroots campaign made up of millions of individuals and more than 530 organizations committed to winning a guarantee of quality, affordable health care for all in 2009.

“The Children’s Defense Fund Action Council is pleased to be a part of Health Care for America Now and we look forward to working with partners to ensure that children, as well as adults, are a part of the health care reform our country needs,” said CDFAC President Marian Wright Edelman. “CDFAC will work to ensure that, in the national health care reform discussions now taking place, reforms benefit all children; in particular, the nine million uninsured children and the millions of children who are underinsured."  

The Children’s Defense Fund Action Council (CDFAC) is a non-profit child advocacy organization that has worked relentlessly for more than three decades to ensure a level playing field for all children.  We champion policies and programs that lift children out of poverty; protect them from abuse and neglect; and ensure their access to health care, quality education, and a moral and spiritual foundation.

You can learn more about the Children’s Defense Fund Action Council at http://www.cdfactioncouncil.org/.

HCAN's steering committee includes ACORN, AFSCME, Americans United for Change, Campaign for America’s Future, Campaign for Community Change, Center for American Progress Action Fund, Children’s Defense Fund Action Council, Leadership Conference on Civil Rights, MoveOn.org, National Council of La Raza, National Education Association, National Women’s Law Center, SEIU, United Food and Commercial Workers, and US Action. HCAN's Statement of Common Purpose includes 10 principles the campaign believes will lay the foundation for effective, comprehensive health care reform in 2009. 
 
To learn more about Health Care for America Now please visit http://healthcareforamericanow.org/.

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