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Community Members Join Together to Fight Poverty
Written by Your 5News Team
Last updated on August 23, 2013 @ 7:07PM
Created on August 23, 2013 @ 4:17PM

Here in the Mountain State, figures show that 52% of families are below the self-sustainability line.

On Friday, leaders came together to help make concrete proposals to help fight child poverty.

This campaign started almost a year ago, and now officials plan on taking proposals to the state legislature next month. Those working on this campaign want every resident to help make policy changes.

"It will only change if we have united groups of people, individuals, parents, and community leaders from around the state who are demanding the change and standing united to do so. This is a long term fight. We aren't going to solve this in one year or three years. Here is the next step," said Stephen Smith, Director of  Healthy Kids & Families Coalition.

Smith also said that if you care about your kids, grandkids, nieces and nephews, you should help fight against poverty.

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