Fighting Poverty in Philadelphia and Beyond: A Conversation with Congressman Dwight Evans

Fighting poverty has been a clear focus for Rep. Dwight Evans since he was elected to represent Pennsylvania’s 2nd Congressional District in 2016.

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Better Paying Jobs Are Key to Fighting Hunger

We’ve had great success fighting hunger around the world. We need to do the same here in America, argues Todd Post of the Bread for the World Institute.

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An Economy Strong Enough to Fight Poverty

Share Our Strength’s Bill Shore argues: If there were ever a time to invest in helping those who need support, this would be it.

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Spotlight on Poverty & Opportunity

Spotlight on Poverty and Opportunity is a non-partisan initiative that brings together diverse perspectives from the political, policy, advocacy and foundation communities to find genuine solutions to the economic hardship confronting millions of Americans.

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In the Spotlight

Spotlight Exclusives includes commentaries from policymakers, advocates, academics, and other contributors from all points on the political spectrum, as well as Out of the Spotlight blog posts from our team. New headlines on poverty and economic mobility are posted daily.

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Spotlight on the States

State and local governments, community-based organizations and other non-profits play a significant role in implementing policies and programs to reduce poverty and promote opportunity.

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* Hover over a state to get a snapshot of poverty statistics in the state, then click or use the drop-down menu to access information and resources, news articles, and links to learn more about state efforts to reduce poverty.

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