EYEWITNESS LOCAL NEWSGroup Trying To Find Solution To Children Living In Poverty
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Reported by: Jenifer McAndrews
Web Producer: Bethany Simmons
Reported: Sep. 24, 2013 10:29 PM EDT
Updated: Sep. 25, 2013 9:15 AM EDT
Charleston , Kanawha County , West Virginia
One group is trying to combat the fact that more children are living in poverty.
A coalition led by families, congregations, businesses, advocates and unions are gathering at the West Virginia Capitol trying to find strategies to fight the issue.
Three in 10 West Virginia children under age 6 live in poverty with tens of thousands more live right on the edge, according to the West Virginia Center on Budget and Policy.
For the next two days, "Democracy In Action" will host "Our Children, Our Future," to discuss the problem and try to come up with strategies with lawmakers.
"The one thing I think will end poverty is letting parents and children who are struggling in poverty know that they have a voice," family organizer Lisa Wotring said.
Families will share their proposals with legislative leaders from the Joint Committee on Children and other issues on Wednesday.
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