On December 14, over 50 people met at DeLong Middle School to kick off the statewide campaign to end child poverty in Wisconsin. In Wisconsin, 1 in 5 children live in poverty. It affects their mental and physical development as well as how successful they will be throughout their lives. WISDOM, Citizen Action, the Wisconsin Council of Churches and Kids Forward (nee Wisconsin Council on Children and Families) want to reduce child poverty by 50% in the next 10 years.
We CAN reduce child poverty in Wisconsin, but not without your help!
What we’re asking right now is very simple and very easy. We want everyone (including you!) to go to www.endchildpovertywi.org
and add their names to the list of people who endorse the three-part goal:
–For Wisconsin to reduce child poverty by half in 10 years
–To reduce racial disparities in child poverty by half in those same 10 years
–To establish a reliable, nonpartisan mechanism to measure our progress toward those goals, and to report on it annually.
has a lot of other good materials, including a pretty self-explanatory PowerPoint about the campaign which you are free to use as you spread the word to your neighbors, friends, relatives, and others in your network.
If you have Facebook or Twitter, you might want to look at the links below, to help spread the message that way:
Thanks. Our goal is to help Wisconsin get its priorities straight. How do we know if we are on the right track? We think the best measure of our state is how well we are caring for our youngest, most vulnerable people.