Asheville was honored last month by the presence of Marian Wright Edelman, Founder of the Children’s Defense Fund (CDF), who spoke on the issue of child poverty at an event organized by Pisgah Legal Services. The Children’s Defense Fund is a non-profit child advocacy organization that has worked relentlessly for more than 40 years to ensure a level playing field for all children. CDF advocates nationwide on behalf of children to ensure children are always a number one priority. A recent visit to the website of the Children’s Defense Fund led to an exciting discovery. A wonderful article about Edelman’s visit, published in our own Mountain Xpress newspaper, was featured rather prominently. Please check it out for yourself and enjoy!