Letter of Support for Child Poverty Target Legislation_Page_1One in five children in the United States are living in poverty, and children continue to experience higher rates of poverty than any other age group in the country. The Child Poverty Reduction Act would establish a national child poverty target with the goal of cutting child poverty in ten years and eliminating it within 20 years.

A national child poverty target will serve as a rallying cry for the government and other stakeholders to take concrete steps to meet this target. It institutionalizes the goal of reducing child poverty, and serves as an impetus for bipartisan public debate around the most effective interventions needed to achieve this target.