With 43.6 million Americans living in poverty and millions more struggling to make ends meet, it is more important than ever to educate the public on the problem of poverty, debunk stereotypes, and make the case for proven policy solutions that can increase economic opportunity for all Americans.
To that end, our colleagues at Half in Ten have developed a fun, interactive quiz designed to raise awareness of the problem, fight false notions, and illustrate policy solutions that work.
We need to do everything we can to educate the public and policymakers and to build the grassroots movement to advance policies that create good jobs, promote economic security, strengthen families, and ultimately, cut poverty in half in ten years.
On September 28, the Census Bureau released 2009 state- and county-level poverty data from the American Community Survey. The Half in Ten campaign created a map which displays the data by congressional district.