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What is Poverty?. Poverty is hunger Poverty is lack of shelter Poverty is being sick and not able to see a doctor Poverty is not knowing how to read Poverty is not having a job Poverty is fear for the future Poverty is living one day at a time Poverty is powerlessness

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What is poverty

What is Poverty?

  • Poverty is hunger

  • Poverty is lack of shelter

  • Poverty is being sick and not able to see a doctor

  • Poverty is not knowing how to read

  • Poverty is not having a job

  • Poverty is fear for the future

  • Poverty is living one day at a time

  • Poverty is powerlessness

  • Poverty is lack of representation

  • Poverty is lack of freedom

  • Poverty is a situation people want to escape

  • Poverty is a call to action


2009 federal poverty guideline

2009 Federal Poverty Guideline

For families with more than 8 persons, add $3,740 for each additional person


Who are the minnesotans experiencing poverty

Who are the Minnesotans Experiencing Poverty?


Poverty in minnesota

Poverty in Minnesota

Individuals experiencing poverty in Minnesota:

506,000(2008 US Census bureau)

563,000 (2009 US Census bureau)


Poverty and race 2008

Poverty and Race 2008

Poverty rate among white Minnesotans:

6thlowest

in the nation


Poverty and race 20081

Poverty and Race2008

Poverty rate among African Americans in Minnesota:

3rdhighest

in the nation


Poverty and gender 2008

Poverty and Gender2008

1 in 4 women

over 16 years of age is experiencing

poverty


Poverty and gender

Poverty and Gender

A single

female-headed

household with children under age 5 is 12 times more likely to be experiencing poverty


2009 poverty data

2009 Poverty Data

Check www.halfinten.org for state and local data


Child poverty in the united states in 2009

•Overall child poverty rate of 20.7%

•Child poverty rates by race

•African-American: 35.7%

•Hispanic: 33.1%

•Asian: 14.0%

•White: 11.9%

American Indian: NA

Child Poverty in the United States in 2009


Poverty rate percentage 1999 2009

Poverty Rate Percentage 1999-2009

  • Mississippi5.0% increase

  • Georgia4.4% increase

  • South Dakota4.4% increase

  • Minnesota4.0% increase

  • Missouri4.0% increase


What is poverty

A Minnesota Without Poverty Purpose:

  • Build

  • Organize

  • Mobilize

    A statewide movement

    to end poverty in Minnesota by 2020


A common foundation

A Common Foundation:

Shared Principles forWork on Overcoming Poverty


What is poverty

How


Public will

Public Will


Public policy

Public Policy


Public leadership

Public Leadership


Eight sectors of society

Eight Sectors of Society


Public accountability

Public Accountability


Public access

Public Access


What can you do

What can you do?

Sign on in support of the vision

to end poverty by 2020

www.mnwithoutpoverty.org

Receive updates and

action alerts.


What is poverty

8000

—and counting!


What can you do1

What can you do?

Sign the pledge to cut U.S. poverty in half in ten years—by 2020

www.halfinten.org


What can you do2

What can you do?

Join the group page:

A Minnesota Without Poverty

on Facebook


What can you do3

What can you do?

Recognize causes of poverty:

Individual

Community

Exploitation

Structural


What can you do4

What can you do?

Address poverty

  • Service

  • Education

  • Advocacy


What can you do5

What can you do?

Workgroups:

  • Arts and Media

  • Business Catalyst

  • Development

  • Public Policy

  • Education


What can you do6

What can you do?

Conversation

with Legislators


What can you do7

What can you do?

Host an informational gathering in your home—invite some friends and AMWP leaders will provide the conversation.


What can you do8

What can you do?

Read and support

Legislative Commission to End Poverty recommendations (www.lcep.leg.mn)


Legislative success 2006 2008

Legislative Success2006-2008

Legislative Commission to End Poverty in Minnesota by 2020


Legislative commission s recommendations

Legislative Commission’s recommendations:

Restore work as a means

out of poverty


What is poverty

Legislative Commission’s recommendations:

Refocus public assistance


What is poverty

Legislative Commission’s recommendations:

Build financial assets


What is poverty

Legislative Commission’s recommendations:

Revitalize communities


What is poverty

Legislative Commission’s recommendations:

Modernize system of education


What is poverty

Legislative Commission’s recommendations:

Develop measures to monitor efforts


Legislative results 2010

Legislative Results2010

Budget shortfall

Ladder Out of Poverty bill passed


Ladder out of poverty task force

Ladder Out of Poverty Task Force

  • Increase opportunities

  • Expand Family Assets for Independence in Minnesota (FAIM)

  • Eliminate predatory financial practices

  • Provide incentives

  • Provide financial literacy

  • Increase community engagement


2010 2011

2010—2011

LET’S TALK ABOUT ENOUGH

Arts Search for ENOUGH

  • What does enough look like? Sound like?

  • What is enough?

  • How do we experience enough?

  • Is there enough for all?


2010 20111

2010-2011

Statewide Gathering

December 9, 2010

ENOUGH FOR ALL

Five Sites in Minnesota--Web-linked

Report on status of poverty

Call to action

Art Exhibit—”In Search of ENOUGH”


What is poverty

In Search of Enough

Arts Exhibition

Bethlehem Lutheran Church-Minneapolis


In search of enough

In Search of Enough

Arts Exhibitions:

Dayton Avenue Presbyterian Church

St. Paul (March 31-May 18)

Minnetonka Lutheran Church

Minnetonka (May 18-July 30)


2010 20112

2010—2011

ENOUGH FOR ALL

A Discussion Guide for People of Faith

Online at www.mnwithoutpoverty.org

  • Enough of the Basics of Life

  • Enough Creation and Environment

  • Enough Economy

  • Enough Equality and Community

  • Enough Time

  • Enough for All


2011 legislative agenda

2011 Legislative Agenda

We believe there is enough

for all to have enough:

  • Streamline and strengthen Safety Net

  • Raise revenue in fair and balanced approach

  • Create jobs and economic opportunities

  • Support “Ladder Out of Poverty” legislation


2010 20113

2010—2011

Micro-Enterprise Catalyst Partnership

with Congregations or other community groups

(Implements aspects of Recommendations 1,3, 4

of the LCEP report)


Summer fall 2011

Summer-Fall 2011

ENOUGH FOR ALL CAMPAIGN

1-2 day events in five

Congressional Districts (1,3,5,7,8)

Arts—Poverty Data—State and Federal Issues—Conversation with Elected Officials—Local Involvement


Enough for all campaign

Enough for All Campaign

  • RochesterAugust 10-11

  • MinnetonkaOctober 22-23

  • MinneapolisNovember 10

  • Grand RapidsEarly 2012

  • StaplesEarly 2012


Public action

Public Action

Production of three videos starring the Minnesota Church Ladies in

ENOUGH FOR ALL SERIES:

“Budget Holes and Hot Dish”

“Wedding Cake Conundrum”

“Public Policy Pickles”


What is poverty

We believe there is enough

for all to have enough,

if we all do our part.


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