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Our Vision: Ending Child Poverty in Wisconsin

child on mother's shoulder, looking downWe believe in ending child poverty in Wisconsin. We believe that the people of Wisconsin, working together, can cut child poverty in half in the next ten years. Seeking greater equity, our vision includes cutting racial disparities in child poverty in half. We are committed to evidence-based evaluation of progress. Will you join us?

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On December 14th, 2017, ESTHER committed itself to work towards this goal. On that day, a coalition of faith-based networks and anti-poverty groups making concurrent announcements in multiple Wisconsin cities of a bold new campaign to end child poverty in Wisconsin. The campaign seeks to inspire Wisconsin to set a goal of eliminating child poverty, by holding itself accountable for reducing both child poverty and racial disparities by half in the next decade.

The persistence of poverty is a moral crisis that calls us to action. While poverty is not limited by race, ethnicity, or age, children are the poorest members of our communities. Moreover, growing up in poverty has damaging consequences that last a lifetime. Further, economic disparities among racial groups in Wisconsin are greater than in the U.S. as a whole.

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How can we let this go on? All of us have a responsibility to work to ensure that all our children have a healthy, thriving future.

Will you take the first step? Join the Wisconsin Council of Churches, WISDOM, Kids First, & Citizen Action of Wisconsin Education Fund by signing on to his effort. And stay tuned for more that you can do as the campaign unfolds.

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