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Advocacy Groups: Child Poverty Being Ignored In Presidential Campaign

Children on the Ballot
Poverty & Family Economics

News Talk 94.9 WSJM

7/27/16

As the presidential campaigns ramp up, some experts are concerned the issue of child poverty is being ignored. Child poverty has gotten worse in many states, including Michigan, since the end of the Great Recession. An estimated one in five children lives in a family below the poverty threshold, meaning they struggle to meet basic needs like food, safe housing, and affordable child care. Bruce Lesley, with First Focus, contends child poverty is a critical matter.

“If they would engage in the conversation, I think they would find a very …”

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