This epidemic is America’s modern civil rights challenge

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Distracted by controversial political debates and foreign affairs, most Americans are unaware of the fatherlessness epidemic permeating our nation – a serious problem we have neglected at our doorstep.

It’s now six decades since the Civil Rights Movement, where icons fought for a better America and marched to ensure that families could leave their children with a better country than the one they inherited. Just as millions joined the fight for equality then, today we must recognize and address the civil rights epidemic of fatherlessness plaguing our nation.

In honor of our forebears and the future, it’s our responsibility to take up the mantle, battling fatherlessness and leaving our children with a better country to inherit.

In 2022, roughly 18.3 million American children – or one out of four

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