A child, Susie, is running for president to highlight the needs of children (her biggest fan is Marian Wright Edelman of the Children's Defense Fund, which looks like it is behind this campaign) and especially the fact that we have NINE MILLION children in these United States who have no health insurance. You read that right. That's about one in nine children. Most of these children live in households with two parents, at least one of whom is working.
What's wrong with this picture?
The campaign to publicize this is aiming to collect nine million signatures to point to the nine million children.
Make sure you read the web-based fact sheet.
The Children's Defense Fund is here.
Richest country in the world. Nine million children with no health insurance. Billions of dollars for war in Iraq, which will be four years old next week. Kyrie Eleison.