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PRESS CALL ADVISORY: Experts to Discuss New Poll about the Legacy of the War on Poverty
Press Advisory

PRESS CALL ADVISORY: Experts to Discuss New Poll about the Legacy of the War on Poverty

Washington, D.C. — Ahead of the 50th anniversary of the launch of the War on Poverty, Half in Ten will host a press call on Tuesday, January 7, to release new public opinion research on the legacy of the War on Poverty and its implications for today’s fight to expand economic opportunity. On the call, experts will discuss a new poll that unpacks American attitudes about low-wage work, economic opportunity, and the social safety net. The speakers will address whether the War on Poverty was a success, examine how the economy has changed over the past 50 years, and offer a vision for how the nation can move forward with the work of reducing poverty and expanding opportunity.

WHO:

  • Peter Edelman, Faculty Director, Center on Poverty, Inequality, and Public Policy
  • Wade Henderson, President and CEO, The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights
  • Melissa Boteach, Director, Half in Ten
  • John Halpin, Senior Fellow, Center for American Progress Action Fund

WHEN:

Tuesday, January 7, 2014
10:00 a.m. ET – 10:30 a.m. ET

DIAL-IN INFORMATION:

877-856-1955
Conference ID # 5620399

RSVP:

Please confirm your participation in the call by contacting Madeline Meth at mmeth@americanprogressaction.org or 202.741.6277.

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The Half in Ten campaign is a project of the Center for American Progress Action Fund, the Coalition on Human Needs, and The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights. It is dedicated to building the political and public will to cut the U.S. poverty rate in half in 10 years. The campaign builds on the work of the Center for American Progress’s 2007 Task Force on Poverty, combining evidence-based policy recommendations with strategic building of networks, spokespeople, and opinion leaders in communities to amplify the call to reduce poverty in America. Our approach is grounded in four fundamental goals: creating good jobs, promoting economic security, strengthening families, and cutting poverty in half in 10 years.