Press Release

MEDIA CALL: Location, Location, Location

Half in Ten releases interactive map with recently released poverty data sorted by congressional district, hosts national experts to offer analysis on place-based poverty and place-based solutions

Washington, D.C. — This week, the Census Bureau unveiled its American Community Survey (ACS), which will provide a more detailed look at poverty in localities across the country. While the data are often broken down by county, Half in Ten will release an interactive map on a media conference call this Thursday, displaying the data organized by congressional district, with breakdowns by gender, race, and child poverty—and illustrating distinct trends in rural, urban and suburban poverty.

Join policy experts Angela Glover Blackwell, Beth Mattingly, and Margaret Weir to discuss how poverty varies across a variety of congressional districts, and place-based solutions to tackle this growing problem.

What: Media conference call to release Half in Ten’s interactive map of the poverty data by congressional district


  • Angela Glover Blackwell, Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Policy Link to discuss urban poverty
  • Beth Mattingly, Director of Research on Vulnerable Families at the Carsey Institute, University of New Hampshire to discuss rural poverty
  • Margaret Weir, Professor of Political Science and Sociology at the University of California at Berkeley to discuss suburban poverty

When: Thursday, September 30th at 10:00 am ET

Call Info: ( 877 ) 210 – 8943

Conference ID: 10234508

RSVP: Please contact Megan Smith at 202.741.6346 or [email protected] to RSVP to the call.