Friday, September 16, 2011

Poverty on the rise

A disturbing headline in a recent StarTribune, "State poverty hits 10.8%, incomes slide." Additionally, one in four Minnesotans were considered "near poor", with incomes below 200 percent of the poverty line.  The federal poverty threshed is $11,344 for a single person, or $22,113 for a family of four.

There is a coalition of people that has formed Minnesota without Poverty. This group of adovactes is working to stem this disturbing tide.  They currently have a "2020 Enough for All Campaign" which will be hosting events October 22nd and 23rd.  To find out more visit their "Enough for All" Facebook site.

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