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Briefing Event

Our Kids, Our Future:
Solutions to Child Poverty in the U.S.

Sponsored by Congressman Ben Ray Luján (D-NM-3)

April 12, 2018

Child poverty remains high in the U.S., with nearly 1 in 5 children living in households below the poverty line. Children experience poverty at a rate that is 62 percent higher than adults. Poverty is a particularly serious problem for children, who suffer negative effects for the rest of their lives after living in poverty for even a short time.

The U.S. Child Poverty Action Group is a partnership of child-focused organizations dedicated to cutting child poverty in half within a decade.  Recognizing the need for a national strategy to address child poverty, members of the U.S. Child Poverty Action Group drafted Our Kids, Our Future, a compendium of cross-sector solutions to significantly reduce child poverty in the U.S.

Please join for a Congressional briefing highlighting the release of this compendium and featuring a panel of experts that will present on child-focused interventions to address child poverty and support healthy child development. Experts will detail how solutions to child poverty are tied to economic gains that result in a strong and educated workforce, which benefit businesses, communities, and not least of all, children and families.

Remarks

Congressman Ben Ray Luján (D-NM-3)

Moderator

Michelle Dallafior, Vice President, Budget, First Focus

Presenters

  • Andy Stettner, Senior Fellow, The Century Foundation

  • Cara Baldari, Senior Policy Director of Family Economics, First Focus

  •  Suma Setty, Research Associate, National Center for Children in Poverty, Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health

  • Eryn Hurley, Associate Legislative Director, Human Services and Education, National Association of Counties

The U.S. Child Poverty Action Group is a broad-based coalition of child-focused organizations dedicated to cutting the U.S. child poverty rate in half within a decade.