Unfinished Business

5 Things We Can Do To Cut Poverty Today

By Patrick McNeil, Leadership Conference Communications Assistant

The Half in Ten campaign released this video today highlighting five steps we can take to help reduce poverty in the United States, where economic inequality is on the rise and one in six people are living in poverty.

They recommend we:

  1. create jobs,
  2. increase the minimum wage,
  3. expand access to pre-k and childcare,
  4. make the workplace family friendly, and
  5. don’t make poverty worse than it already is.

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. Its aim is to cut the U.S. poverty rate in half in ten years.