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One in Four

We Can End AIDS Redux

Kolleen Bouchane | Posted 09.23.2012 | Impact
Kolleen Bouchane

Attending the opening session of the 19th International AIDS Conference was worth it. For two reasons (not including Sharon Stone). First, I got to hear what was said, and then more importantly, I got to hear what wasn't.

Sexual Assault Awareness: Not Just a Month

Ethan Miller | Posted 06.04.2012 | College
Ethan Miller

How do we end rape culture? We have to make sure these messages of change reach everyone within our campus communities, not just feminist activists and allies.

It Is Our Moral Responsibility to Give Children Living in Poverty a Chance

Rev. Larry Snyder | Posted 04.11.2012 | Impact
Rev. Larry Snyder

It is time for innovation, a bold plan of action that will create a path of hope and opportunity for those currently living in poverty. Looking at these daunting rates of poverty in this country, it is clear that the status quo is not working.

Breaking the Cycle of Childhood Poverty

Rep. Chris Van Hollen | Posted 04.04.2012 | Impact
Rep. Chris Van Hollen

Unlocking the potential of Americans is the key to revitalizing the economy, lifting our communities, and strengthening our nation. Now more than ever, Congress must shed partisan politics and come together to break the cycle of childhood poverty.

Combating Childhood Poverty in Mississippi

Jim Hood | Posted 04.04.2012 | Impact
Jim Hood

Education is the key equalizer to children achieving their potential. A lack of education contributes to an undertrained and unprepared workforce which can lead to poverty and dependence.

What's in Your Right Pocket?

Mark Ruffalo | Posted 04.03.2012 | Impact
Mark Ruffalo

Compassion is within us innately as a people and as a nation. So put aside the rhetoric and ask yourself: how much more than enough do you need? Whatever that amount is, there is always a little bit more left over for those who don't have even close to enough.

Let's Get to None in Four

Jennifer Garner | Posted 04.03.2012 | Impact
Jennifer Garner

Kids should never have to experience any kind of poverty in this country -- neither the more hopeful kind my mom experienced during the dustbowl depression, nor the kind the kids in West Virginia and Yucca face today. Let's make nearly one in four in poverty become none in four.

Childhood Poverty: A View From Abroad

Ross LaJeunesse | Posted 04.03.2012 | Impact
Ross LaJeunesse

Imagine if we eradicated childhood poverty in the United States. It would give our kids what they deserve. It would make us an even greater nation, better able to compete in the global economy, and it could spark change around the world.

Attorneys General Can Make a Difference in Fight Against Child Poverty

Dustin McDaniel | Posted 04.02.2012 | Impact
Dustin McDaniel

We owe it to our children to ensure they have an equal chance for success in the future, and attorneys general clearly have a role in that obligation. In fact, we all do.

Fighting Childhood Poverty: A Role for Everyone

Randy Jackson | Posted 09.25.2012 | Impact
Randy Jackson

In a country as wealthy as ours, why do we allow childhood poverty? How can we expect all our kids to succeed when almost a quarter of our kids don't have the basic tools of life, like books to read and food that helps them growth strong and healthy?

Make It Fair for All Kids

Julianne Moore | Posted 04.02.2012 | Impact
Julianne Moore

Valentine's Day has become a major children's holiday, and is for them, about friendship. So if we parents have to buy Valentines anyway, why not send the money to children and schools less fortunate than our own?