National Catholic Reporter, By Morna Murray

On Sept. 4 six national leaders of organizations focused on poverty, particularly child poverty, sent letters to President Barack Obama and Gov. Mitt Romney, asking each man to “please clarify your position with respect to meeting the needs of the 22 percent of America’s children who are living in poverty.”

A representative of the Romney campaign responded Sept. 25 as follows: “Unfortunately we will be unable to provide a formal written response to this letter … If there is still interest in holding a meeting, either in person or by phone, let me know and we can make the appropriate arrangements.”

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