Struggling families have a lot at stake if Congress fails to confront the “fiscal cliff” by the end of the year. Without congressional action, vital expansions to tax credits for working families and federal emergency unemployment insurance benefits will expire…
9to5, a Half in Ten partner coalition, headed to the Colorado 2019 Poverty Day Summit—an all-day conference that discusses effective and realistic methods of reducing poverty—on October 19. Participants rode buses to different areas of Denver to visit organizations with…
It’s time we give poverty, particularly child poverty, the attention it deserves. A good place to start would be the first presidential debate in Denver on October 3. Were Jim Lehrer to ask the candidates how they would address child poverty as president, it would kick off a long-overdue dialogue on poverty in America.
It’s a busy fall in Colorado, and our coalition there is preparing for several upcoming events next month.
The first presidential debate will happen in Denver on October 3, and Half in Ten supporters are using the #TalkPoverty…
Next month the Virginia Interfaith Center in partnership with Half in Ten will begin its fall advocacy trainings for members of the Commonwealth’s faith communities through a program entitled Social Justice University.
Catholic Nuns took over Richmond in early July with an inspiring visit to the Virginia Interfaith Center as part of their Nuns on the Bus Tour, a nine-state road trip aimed at raising awareness about family poverty and concern over the House Republican budget proposal. The sisters shared heartwarming stories about the people they met and service organizations they visited throughout their tour. They rallied local advocates to be engaged in the political process and to voice concerns about budgets that makes cuts to the programs and services assisting the most vulnerable in our communities.
A Minnesota Without Poverty continues to work from the conviction that there is enough for all to have enough—if we all do our part. As such, we have determined that “our part” focuses on two related areas, both connected to the Legislative Commission to End Poverty in Minnesota by 2020.
In April, Half in Ten partners the Virginia Interfaith Center and the Coalition on Human Needs released a joint report on the impact of the U.S. House-passed budget on Virginians.
Similar to many of our partners across the country, we have been closely watching the Arkansas House as it continues to try and roll back so many years of work addressing poverty. The latest news—the House majority’s plan to cut Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program benefits to new lows—has us particularly troubled. Cuts in food assistance programs only increase food insecurity in our state, which is one of the most food-insecure states in the nation.
9to5 National Association of Working Women - Colorado Chapter has been involved in many activities to help put an end to poverty.