Mark Shriver on the Trump administration: “I’m hopeful that we’re going to get in and have conversations”

Mark Shriver being interviewed by Jonathan Capehart

On November 29, Save the Children Action Network’s president, Mark Shriver, was interviewed by The Washington Post’s Jonathan Capehart. Read the excerpt and more, below:


“I’m hopeful that we’re going to get in and have conversations.”

It’s Mark Shriver’s job, as president of Save the Children Action Network, to get into the political arena to fight on behalf of poor children and their families. It is a bipartisan endeavor that requires being able to work with the White House and Congress, no matter which party is in control. Three weeks after Donald Trump became President-elect Donald Trump, Shriver has yet to get through to the transition team to discuss his concerns.

“This is a tough time, for a lot of people in this country. And the question is: Are we going to moan and wring our hands and get in the fetal position,” Shriver said, “or are we going to get in the arena, like Teddy Roosevelt said, and get bloodied and beaten, and get the dust and dirt kicked on us, and stay engaged?”

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