Child Poverty Census Data and the Current Policy Landscape
Sep
25
3:00 PM15:00

Child Poverty Census Data and the Current Policy Landscape

The U.S. Census Bureau just released new numbers on child poverty in the United States. Join the End Child Poverty Campaign to dive into the new data, and then hear from advocates who will go beyond the numbers to discuss the current legislative and administrative child poverty landscape and how you can take action.

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Additional Resources

Child Poverty Action Group Calls for National Poverty Targets

We Know We Can Cut Child Poverty in Half, So Why Aren’t We?

Census Says: Tax Credits, SNAP and Other Benefit Programs Work. So Lets Make Them Stronger


Moderator

Cara Baldari, VP of Family Economics, First Focus on Children

Presenters

Linda Giannarelli, Senior Fellow in the Income and Benefits Policy Center, Urban Institute

Brian Dittmeier, Senior Public Policy Counsel, National WIC Association

Michelle Dallafior, Senior VP, Budget and Tax Policy, First Focus on Children

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Jul
11
2:00 PM14:00

State Strategies to Reduce Child Poverty

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There is momentum around the country to reduce child poverty. Hear from advocates in Wisconsin, Maine, and California who are involved in state campaigns to end child poverty. They will share lessons learned, best practices, and ways to take action.

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Moderator 

  • Cara Baldari, VP of Family Economics, First Focus on Children 

Presenters

  • Ken Taylor, ED, Kids Forward, Wisconsin

  • Claire Berkowitz, ED, Maine Children's Alliance 

  • Jackie Wong, VP of Policy and Advocacy, GRACE, California

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Apr
26
1:00 PM13:00

National Academies of Sciences Webinar: A Roadmap to Reducing Child Poverty

On April 26, the National Academies of Sciences hosted a webinar to talk about their landmark study, A Roadmap to Reducing Child Poverty.

Speakers:
Greg Duncan, (Committee Chair) Professor of Education at the University of California at Irvine
Ron Haskins, (Committee member) Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution

Respondents:
LaDonna Pavetti, Vice President for Family Income Support Policy at the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities
Cara Baldari, Vice President of Family Economics, Housing and Homelessness at First Focus

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Jul
31
2:00 PM14:00

Reducing Child Poverty Through Income Supports

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The U.S. Child Poverty Action Group is a partnership of national, child-focused organizations dedicated to cutting child poverty in half within a decade.  Recognizing the need for a national strategy to address child poverty in the U.S., 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.

Papers in the compendium include recommendations on a series of policies that address reducing child poverty through expanding access to affordable child care and early childhood education, addressing the opioid crisis, increasing families’ access to housing assistance, creating a universal paid family leave program, reducing the gender wage gap, addressing unique barriers faced by children of immigrants, supporting family asset building, meeting the needs of low-income children with special healthcare needs, addressing child hunger and nutrition, and more.

The U.S. Child Poverty Action Group is hosting a series of webinars over the coming months highlighting the policy solutions included in Our Kids, Our Future. Please join us for the second webinar of this series, which will focus on the importance of federal income supports to reducing child poverty, and will include presentations on proposals to create a universal child allowance in the U.S., strengthen family tax credits, and reform the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program.

Moderator

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

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Jun
14
2:00 PM14:00

Solutions to Addressing Early Childhood Poverty

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The U.S. Child Poverty Action Group is a partnership of national, child-focused organizations dedicated to cutting child poverty in half within a decade. Recognizing the need for a national strategy to address child poverty in the U.S., 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.

The U.S. Child Poverty Action Group will be hosting a series of webinars over the coming months highlighting the policy solutions included in Our Kids, Our Future.

Please join us for the launch of this series, with our first webinar focusing on solutions to addressing early childhood poverty. Presentations will focus on the need for a universal paid family leave program in the U.S., policies to improve the economic security and well-being of early childhood educators and strengthening access to effective nutrition services for young children and families.

Moderator
Cara Baldari, Senior Policy Director, Family Economics, First Focus 

Presenters

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