?Why Is This Still Happening?

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          In 2015 it was estimated that about 13.5% of people in America is in poverty. That is about 43.1 million people who live in the United States. Luckily, last year the amount of people went down. It was now at 12.3% of Americans were in poverty, that’s about 39.7 million people. Yes, that is still a lot but, it went down from 2015. The goal is to have no one, no matter what they look like, no one is in poverty. Here are 10 ways that we can help to cut poverty:

  1. Create More Jobs
  2. Raise the Minimum Wage
  3. Increase the Earned Income Tax Credit for Childless Workers
  4. Support Pay Equality
  5. Provide Paid Leave and Paid Sick Days
  6. Establish Work Schedules That Work
  7. Invest in Affordable, High-Quality Childcare and Early Education
  8. Expand Medicaid
  9. Reform the Criminal Justice System and Enact Policies that Support Successful Re-entry
  10. Do No Harm

These are lots of ways that we can cut down poverty. We have tried all these things but people need to know and help on how to stop poverty, and why it’s important. So please help stop poverty. Just by signing up you can help someone in need. If you would like to help please go to: Global Goals!

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