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We Must Take The Lead — Charities Magazine Spring 2014

Third Annual Poverty Summit Inspires New Approaches To Fighting Poverty

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In this 50th anniversary year of our nation’s “War on Poverty”, leading national non-profit organizations have joined together to rethink the way our nation addresses the unacceptable reality that more than 46 million Americans are living at or below the poverty line.

On April 2nd CEOs, members of Congress, Catholic Charities agency leaders, and advocates from across the country gathered in Washington, DC, and via live stream, to discuss innovative anti-poverty solutions, develop education strategies, and pledge to act anew to reduce poverty.

“Today is an opportunity for us to come away with a better understanding of the challenges and possible answers as we pursue systemic reform,” said Fr. Larry Snyder, president of Catholic Charities USA. “I truly believe this day will inspire and educate us in our work to end poverty in local communities across America, and to build momentum for holistic change.”

 

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