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.
Congressman Ben Ray Luján (D-NM-3)
Michelle Dallafior, Vice President, Budget, First Focus
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.