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This week the U.S. Census Bureau released annual data on child poverty. Here is some analysis of the numbers, which you can read more about in this letter sent to Congress and in my blog post.

In addition, next week, the U.S. Child Poverty Action Group will be leading a Twitterstorm to share these data findings – and we want your voice included.

If you aren’t familiar, the U.S. Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) is a broad-based coalition of child-focused organizations dedicated to setting the goal of cutting the U.S. child poverty rate in half within a decade.  We are proud to include MomsRising as a partner! 

Please join us for the #EndChildPoverty Twitterstorm this Monday, September 18 at 2 pm ET to raise awareness about new annual child poverty data from the U.S. Census Bureau and share policy solutions. Below are some sample tweets you can use to invite others to join you on Twitter.

·     Let’s talk child poverty. Join the #EndChildPoverty Tweetstorm on Monday 9/18 at 2 pm ET. #InvestInKids

·     What do the new Census data numbers mean for kids? Join us for a chat on 9/18 at 2 pm ET.  #EndChildPoverty

·     Join the Twitter chat 9/18 to hear from advocates about the new Census Data numbers. #EndChildPoverty

You can access the Tweetstorm content here, which includes our messaging and some links to action alerts for your members. Please tweak the content as it makes the most sense for your organization.

 With kids back in the classroom, and more than 13 million who are living in poverty, now is a critical time for this discussion of programs that kids our kids the best path forward. 

Thank you,

Cara Baldari

Senior Policy Director, Family Economics, First Focus

First Focus is a founding member of the Child Poverty Action Group.

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