- About Us
- Programs & Campaigns
- Policy Priorities
- Research Library
- Take Action
- Support Our Work
For more than 20 years, CDF has produced a gun report "Protect Children, Not Guns" which documents the epidemic of gun violence in America. A child or teen dies or is injured from guns every 30 minutes. Gun violence saturates our children’s lives. More children and teens die from guns every three days than died in the Newtown massacre. The number of children under 5 killed by guns in 2010 was more than the number of law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty that same year. Between 1979 and 2010, 119,079 children and teens died from guns. This is more deaths in 32 years than U.S. soldiers killed in action in the Vietnam, Korean, Afghanistan and Iraq wars combined.
Download and share the proposed common sense gun safety laws in CDF’s federal policy agenda that would help keep guns out of the hands of children and those who would use guns against children. Distribute the most up-to-date key facts on child and teen gun deaths and injuries and take action by signing a petition to the President and members of Congress demanding they #ProtectChildrenNotGuns.
Zerwas Proposes Alternative to Medicaid Expansion
April 17, 2013, Texas Tribune
Uninsured residents in Texas counties
April 17, 2013, Houston Chronicle
Kerrville semniar on healthcare slated
March 26, 2013, San Antonio Express News
Experts Say Texas Needs Healthcare Reform
March 6, 2013, New America Media interviews CDF's Laura Guerra-Cardus
Lee HS students “CHIP” in to spread the word about student health plans
February 28, 2013, HISD blog
Learn more about CDF, our history and our Leave No Child Behind® mission.
Erica overcame abuse and homelessness and will soon graduate high school, start boot camp with the Marines in June, and plans to begin college in a year or two. If Harvard's lucky, they might get her.
More profiles of CDF’s Young Adult Leaders »
Arm yourself with the latest information on the status of Full-Day K in Texas
Download your state-specific fact sheet »