Endorse Our Vision of Ending Child Poverty in Wisconsin

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We believe in a vision of 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.   

Join the Wisconsin Council of Churches, WISDOM, Kids First, & Citizen Action of Wisconsin Education Fund in this effort. And if you are part of an organization that wants to join our coalition then just click the box "My organization is signing on"!

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Who's endorsing
Covenant United Methodist Church
Union Congregational United Church of Christ
St. Mark's Lutheran Church, Madison
JONAH/WISDOM
JONAH
Wisconsin Faith Voices for Justice
    endorsed 2017-12-14 13:42:26 -0600
    Covenant United Methodist Church endorsed 2017-12-14 13:35:25 -0600
    A commitment from Madison to take the problem seriously with increased funding for the program as well as a plea to Washington,, D.C. for funding and program support!
    endorsed 2017-12-14 13:32:53 -0600
    Because there are to damn many children starving in our country. And the rich like scat walker and Johnson and sessions and ryan have no idea what its like to go to bed hungry. And not have Christmas or other things that the poor and working poor have to do without.
    endorsed 2017-12-14 13:30:16 -0600
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    I'm joining the call for an end to child poverty in Wisconsin, please join me!
    endorsed 2017-12-14 13:26:30 -0600
    endorsed 2017-12-14 13:26:21 -0600
    posted about Endorse The Vision on Facebook 2017-12-14 13:25:11 -0600
    I'm joining the call for an end to child poverty in Wisconsin, please join me!
    @harriet_horwath tweeted link to Endorse The Vision. 2017-12-14 13:25:07 -0600
    I'm joining the call for an end to child poverty in Wisconsin, please join me! http://www.endchildpovertywi.org/endorse?recruiter_id=151007
    endorsed 2017-12-14 13:24:32 -0600
    In a nation as rich as ours child poverty is a disgrace. It should not be tolerated.
    endorsed 2017-12-14 13:24:27 -0600
    endorsed 2017-12-14 12:49:01 -0600
    endorsed 2017-12-14 12:47:01 -0600
    Union Congregational United Church of Christ endorsed 2017-12-14 12:44:36 -0600
    St. Mark's Lutheran Church, Madison endorsed 2017-12-14 12:41:07 -0600
    JONAH/WISDOM endorsed 2017-12-14 12:35:18 -0600
    Poverty affects our schools and our communities negatively in many ways, including the economy. Bringing children out of poverty will improve their lives and ours.
    endorsed 2017-12-14 12:33:04 -0600
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    endorsed 2017-12-14 12:27:28 -0600
    Provide better education, nutrition, housing and other support to newborn children and their parents.
    endorsed 2017-12-14 12:27:26 -0600
    endorsed 2017-12-14 12:23:36 -0600
    Growing up in poverty reduces (and sometimes eliminates) most of the important opportunities kids will have to achieve their human potential and succeed in our society. It is contrary to our values as a country to let some kids have all the opportunities they need while denying other kids these same opportunities. It seems particularly cruel to disenfranchise poor kids from life’s positive opportunities as a random accident of their birth. We moralistically preach to the poor that they should exercise discipline and take the hard road to do the right thing even if wrong choices may seem to bring short-term benefits. As a society, we need to do the same — by forcing ourselves to financially support full-opportunity lives for all kids, regardless of their family’s income status.
    endorsed 2017-12-14 12:20:30 -0600
    endorsed 2017-12-14 12:10:53 -0600
    endorsed 2017-12-14 12:09:45 -0600
    JONAH endorsed 2017-12-14 12:08:44 -0600
    When I see billboards urging us to “Save the Babies” I wonder where the passion goes to extend that care beyond birth to help those babies thrive. Children are our future. We have seen the detriment caused to our society by neglecting early childhood needs. If we truly want to “Make America great again”, we need to take care of and invest in our children.
    Wisconsin Faith Voices for Justice endorsed 2017-12-14 12:08:07 -0600
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