WISDOM and its partners call on people across Wisconsin to sign on to a new Campaign to end child poverty in Wisconsin. Click HERE for a VIDEO EXPLANATION!
Over 200,000 kids in Wisconsin live in poverty:
- African American kids are almost 5x more likely to be poor;
- Latino kids are 3x more likely to be poor;
- Native American kids are 4x more likely to be poor;
- The poverty rate for our African American kids is 8% above the national average for black child poverty.
To learn more about this Campaign, and to sign your name as part of the movement to end child poverty in Wisconsin, go to http://www.endchildpovertywi.org/.
You can help us create moral outrage about the disgrace of child poverty in Wisconsin:
~ View a compelling PowerPoint presentation and share it with your friends: http://www.endchildpovertywi.org/our_presentation;
~ Share the message on Facebook and Twitter;
~ Use our sample messages and graphics to post daily on your Facebook and Twitter accounts. Find them here;
~ Arrange to have a presentation given at your house of worship or to your community group. Contact us: firstname.lastname@example.org. Use our petition to encourage your personal contacts or people at your coffee shop, workplace or house of worship. Download it here.
WISDOM President Rev. Willie Brisco has said, “Childhood should be a time of wonder and possibility. Children raised in poverty are less likely to see the world as a great adventure, and more likely to see it as a grim struggle for survival. As people of faith, we believe every child should have the chance to grow into the great person God created her to be.”
This effort is a joint project of WISDOM, the Wisconsin Council of Churches, Kids Forward (formerly, the Wisconsin Council on Children and Families), and the Citizen Action of Wisconsin Education Fund.
Please go to the Campaign website, add your name, and encourage your friends to do the same. Our first goal is to bring a list of 10,000 signers when we approach our elected leaders to demand that ending child poverty be a goal for Wisconsin.