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Washington, DC / Stand For Children Rally #166830

ABC Evening News for Saturday, Jun 01, 1996
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(Studio: Carole Simpson) Report introduced.

(Washington: Michele Norris) The Stand for Children rally in Washington, DC, featured; scenes shown of children singing. [Children's Defense Fund president Marian Wright EDELMAN, young GIRL - speak out.] [Four CHILDREN - express their feelings.] [President CLINTON - comments.]

(Studio: Carole Simpson) The state of our children examined; statistics on violence among juveniles, child abuse, health, poverty and education cited.

(Washington: Deborah Weiner) The heated political issue of how much the government should spend on the welfare of children examined. [In Chicago school, volunteer mentor Lonnie NELSON - talks about helping the kids.] [Galion, Ohio, child care specialist Alycia ORCENA - cites the need for federal money.] [Representatives Dick ARMEY, Maxine WATERS - offer differing opinions on whether the government should intervene.]

Norris, Michele;
Simpson, Carole;
Weiner, Deborah

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