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Horrid Tennessee Welfare-Cut Bill Dropped Thanks To Tireless 8-Year-Old Protester

Yasha Wallin

A Tennessee state senator dropped an effort to link welfare to the children's grades after an 8-year-old girl confronted him with a petition—and a choir—opposing the bill. Republican state Sen. Stacey Campfield’s proposal, officially called the "Education to End Poverty Act," was nicknamed the "Starve the Children" bill by opponents and was widely criticized in national and local media.

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