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Action Alert! CDF Called For Action to Stop the Government Shut Down

CDF: The Children’s Defense Fund published a call to action asking individuals to call their U.S. House of Representatives and tell them to “stop the shutdown and prevent and economic meltdown for the sake of our children.” As a result of the shutdown, nearly 9 million infants, children and pregnant women are at risk to loose assistance from nutrition programs and 195 children are unable to access Head Start programs in 5 states. CDF reports for every week the government is shut down, the National Institute of Health (NIH) estimates 30 children (10 who have been diagnosed with cancer) will not be able to begin their clinical trials.