Forum on How Childhood Poverty Impacts Opportunity
Watch the forum HERE.
How Childhood Poverty Impacts Opportunity
On Thursday, December 3, Senator Elizabeth Warren and Rep. Elijah E. Cummings, Ranking Member of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, will hold the seventh in a series of congressional forums as part of the Middle Class Prosperity Project launched by the Members in February.
Thursday’s forum, titled, “The Effects Of Poverty On Children’s Opportunities,” will bring together some of America’s leading experts on poverty to explore what it means for children to be poor in America today; the structural social and economic factors that keep children and families in poverty; the unique and powerful role played by safety net programs in reducing poverty; and the importance of strengthening those programs as our economy recovers from the worst recession in decades. It will delve into the especially important role played by the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) and Child Tax Credit (CTC), key parts of which are set to expire in the coming years if Congress does not act.
Sister Simone Campbell, SSS
Bloomberg Distinguished Professor in Sociology and Public Health, Johns Hopkins University
co-author, $2 a Day: The Art of Living on Virtually Nothing in America
Center on Budget and Policy Priorities
Thursday, December 3, 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.
S-211, U.S. Capitol, Washington, DC 20510
State-by-state reports on EITC and CTC