By Equal Voice Action | January 13, 2020
Who will take a stand against child poverty?
On January 14th, Democratic presidential hopefuls will again take the stage – this time in Des Moines, Iowa – and try to convince voters that they’re the right candidate for the job.
We don’t know about you, but before we commit to a candidate, we need to know which contender is willing to commit to serving the needs of America’s poor children and families.
An estimated 13 million children in the U.S. are living in poverty. That number is unacceptable, especially in a country with so many resources.
So, why aren’t more of the candidates talking about how they plan to tackle this issue? We hope you’ll join us as we work to put this question directly in front of the candidates.
There are three ways you can jump in:
The Ending Child Poverty U.S. scorecard called out several of the candidates for not clearly spelling out on their websites how they plan to support America’s poor children. So we wrote a letter to these candidates to ask: why aren’t you talking about child poverty? It takes a few clicks – less than 60 seconds – to add your name to the list.
The debates are a great way for voters to learn more about the candidates and the issues. It’s up to the moderators to ask the right questions, so that we can make the best decisions. That’s why we wrote a letter asking the moderator to put the candidates on the spot and find out why they haven’t been talking about child poverty. Add your name.
Tweet the Moderator.
We really want this question asked and answered, so we’re covering all of our bases! Simply share one of the tweets below.
Hey @brianneDMR and @DMRegister: I want to know how the candidates plan to address #childpoverty. Will you ask? #WhatAboutUs #DemDebates via @anEqualVoice
@DMRegister & @brianneDMR: The @CPAG_USA scorecard calls out several of the candidates for not explicitly mentioning #childpoverty on their website. Can you ask the candidates about that? #WhatAboutUs #DemDebates via @anEqualVoice
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Equal Voice Action’s #WhatAboutUs campaign calls on policymakers, media, and voters to focus on the critical issues facing poor and low-income families in America. Learn more.