Thursday, July 29, 2010

Community Meeting - Half in Ten Campaign

What are real solutions to reduce poverty?
Half in Ten Campaign Local Chapter: Colorado
Monday, August 2, 2010 - 5:30pm - 7:00pm MDT
Blair-Caldwell Library 2401 Welton St
RSVP: Bridget Kaminetsky Phone: 303-628-0925 E-mail:

More than thirty-seven million Americans live below the official poverty line. It does not have to be this way! The Half in Ten Campaign believes in REAL solutions and wants to hear your story about why poverty reform is needed now!Come help cut poverty in half over the next ten years!Light refreshments provided. Childcare provided upon advance request.


  1. Reframe the discussion on in and about poverty.

    Cutting poverty in half in ten years? Can it be done? Who is responsible for poverty in the first place? What are the root cause(s) of poverty? Who benefits from poverty? Why is this happening? Why put money into this massive project, even in America it is a massive project?

    Do something about the systems that sustain and maintain poverty.

  2. Great meeting. Our small group was poignantly named "Invisible" as poverty can seem invisible on the media, to our employers, or as an issue. One person mentioned that elected officials tend to listen to property owners, but who speaks for renters?

    Some suggestions: Create a visible voting bloc on poverty, have individuals living in poverty as part of decisionmaking, advocacy training, making a "business case" for reducing poverty, call people on "blaming the victim", and holding policy makers accountable. One jokingly suggested "Pay for Performance" for legislators based on the goal on reducing poverty in half.