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.
Cara Baldari, Senior Policy Director, Family Economics, First Focus
Andy Stettner, Senior Fellow, The Century Foundation and author of Child Allowance: The Big Antipoverty Impact of a Small Amount of Cash
Joanna Ain, Senior Policy Manager, Prosperity Now and coauthor of Helping Working Families Build Wealth at Tax Time
Andrew Hammond, Of Counsel and Kelsie Landers, MSW Economic Justice VISTA, Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law and coauthors of Children Living in Poverty Need TANF Reform