With the NAS report on cutting child poverty in half now released, the U.S. Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) is ready to launch their effort and campaign to make it come true. CWLA is a part of this coalition which announced the launch of End Child Poverty U.S., a national campaign to establish a target to cut child poverty in half within ten years and eliminating it within 20 years.
The Coalition, announced that A Roadmap to Reducing Child Poverty puts forward an evidence-based policy agenda that, if prioritized and implemented by our nation’s lawmakers, would cut our child poverty rate in half within a decade and that we know can eliminate child poverty and now is the time to act. See the campaign principles here.
A March 14, briefing at 2020 Rayburn House Office Building, will feature a discussion with
Bruce Lesley, President, First Focus Campaign for Children, John K. Roman, Ph.D., Senior Fellow, Economics, Justice and Society Group, NORC, University of Chicago, and Panelists:
• Christine-James Brown, President and CEO, Child Welfare League of America and NAS Study Committee Member, Building an Agenda to Reduce the Number of Children in Poverty by Half in 10 Years
• Dr. Bernard Dreyer, Professor of Pediatrics and Director of Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics, NYU School of Medicine, Director of Pediatrics, Bellevue Hospital Center
• Dr. Angela Diaz MD, PhD, Director, Mount Sinai Adolescent Health Center and Professor, Department of Pediatrics, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai