THE NATIONAL MOVEMENT TO END CHILD POVERTY BEGINS WITH YOU
Child poverty rates remain stubbornly high in the U.S. In 2017, 17.5 percent of children (12.8 million) were living below the poverty line ($24,858 for a family of four with two children).
While there are some dedicated lawmakers, media outlets, and advocates fighting for children, there is no long-term national strategy, or even a national dialogue, to address child poverty in the U.S. and the negative outcomes associated with it.
We know it does not have to be this way. When countries prioritize their children, it results in lower child poverty rates and improved economic outcomes.
End Child Poverty U.S. is a national campaign led by the U.S. Child Poverty Action Group, a partnership leading anti-poverty organizations. Our goal is to create a national target to cut child poverty in half within a decade, creating a mechanism to hold the government accountable to making child poverty reduction a priority.
We know we can’t do it alone. It is only through collective action that we can make progress. End Child Poverty U.S. is designed as a platform to elevate the voices of those working around the country to address child poverty.