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Primary: Cadonna Dory, (213) 355–8790 (o), (323) 385–6342 (c),

Secondary: Michele Stillwell-Parvensky, (510) 663–1294,

Press Releases
In the news

Why California Must End Child Poverty
September 15, 2016, The Huffington Post

Happy, Healthy and Ready to Learn: Insure All Children
August 31, 2016, The Huffington Post

Bills would help end criminalization of youths
August 10, 2016, The Sacramento Bee

Making diapers more affordable is a big deal
June 30, 2016, The Sacramento Bee

CDF Freedom Schools: A Paradigm Shift
May 25, 2016, The Huffington Post

Blog Posts

Now Accepting Your Nominations
January 30, 2017, Blog Post

Children’s Health is At Risk
January 30, 2017, Blog Post

A New Model of Juvenile Justice
January 26, 2017, Blog Post

Prepping for Their Big Day
December 1, 2016, Blog Post

You Stood Up for Children
November 11, 2016, Blog Post

Introducing the CDF-CA Leadership Council
November 11, 2016, Blog Post

Closing the Opportunity Gap
November 11, 2016, Blog Post

Child Spotlight: David Sanchez
November 1, 2016, Blog Post

BTO Documentary Filming
October 12, 2016, Blog Post

Women in Leadership
October 12, 2016, Blog Post

Beat the Odds Update: Vincent Zamarripa
October 12, 2016, Blog Update

Investing in Our Youth
October 12, 2016, Blog Post

Thank you for being the change
September 30, 2016, Blog Post

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Monthly Newsletters

The Child Defender Monthly eNewsletter provides an update on CDF-CA's efforts to be a voice for children, issues affecting America's children and how you can take action on those issues.

Latest Newsletters

We're not giving up!
Nov 2016
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Lifting Up What Works
Oct 2016
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Demanding justice for our youth
Sept 2016
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July 2016
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CDF Freedom Schools are here!
June 2016
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Your Voice Matters
May 2016
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People Powered Movements
April 2016
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Are you ready to fight for children?
March 2016
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What's your New Year's Resolution?
January 2016
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December 2015
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Tomorrow’s leaders today
November 2015
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Connecting with respect
October 2015
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Oh, the places they’ll go
September 2015
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It takes a village ...
August 2015
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State Budget Expands Health Coverage to All Children
July 2015
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New Look, Same Mission
June 2015
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California can #EndChildPoverty
March 2015
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