Media Round-Up of Assembly Poverty Hearings

29 Jan 2016 12:35 PM | Anonymous
On January 27, anti-poverty advocates from around the state testified before the Assembly Human Services, Housing and Community Development, and Women and Children committees. Each committee had the same task: to listen to testimony about poverty in our state. Anti-poverty advocates, pediatricians, researchers, and direct service providers explained the problem of poverty, how it manifests itself, and offered evidence-based solutions -- from increasing the number of housing vouchers to expanding high quality pre-school to raising the minimum wage to strengthening worker protections.


Below is a round-up of media coverage on the hearings:
Please visit this link to read testimony from advocates from Catholic Charities, the United Way, New Jersey Policy Perspective, Working Families, and several other inspiring organizations. If you would like to add your testimony to the website,
please email it to elizabeth@antipovertynetwork.org.


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