The poor have been sent to the front lines of a federal-budget deficit-reduction war that few other groups were drafted to fight.

Marian Wright Edelman

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Marian Wright Edelman (born June 6, 1939) is an American activist for children's rights. She has been an advocate for disadvantaged Americans for her entire professional life. She is president emerita and founder of the Children's Defense Fund.

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