Poverty

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Everyone in the US deserves a fair chance to achieve their goals for themselves, their families and their communities. But today, millions of Americans who live in poverty face steep and unfair obstacles to attaining financial security, good health, and a voice in decisions that affect them. We must provide hope and tangible opportunities for children born into poor families, and for all people struggling to make ends meet, to move and stay out of poverty.

Using a social justice lens, we focus on:

Economic Justice – to ensure financial security for people in poverty by increasing access to good jobs, protecting and strengthening the safety net, and alleviating financial hardship.

Health Equity – to enable people in poverty to lead healthy lives by reducing the incidence and impact of obesity, diabetes, and toxic stress, and ensuring that women and girls can make informed reproductive health decisions.

Democracy – to increase the voice and power of people in poverty by expanding the civic engagement and voting rights of traditionally disenfranchised communities, and protecting the rights and full participation of immigrants in society.

 

 

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