President Obama spoke at the Catholic-Evangelical Leadership Summit on Overcoming Poverty at Georgetown University Tuesday.
May 12, 2015 "There's a lot we can do," President Obama said at a forum in Washington, D.C., Tuesday. Just across town, progressive leaders laid out plans to tackle poverty.
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How the number of Americans below the poverty line and the poverty rate have changed.
September 17, 2013 There were 46.5 million Americans below the poverty line last year, the Census Bureau says, vs. 46.2 million in 2011. In another sign that the economy's recent growth hasn't translated into better times for many Americans, Census said the median household income was $51,017, vs. 2011's $51,100."
September 20, 2012 The Census also reports that because of the Affordable Care Act more young Americans were insured.
A caring circle in Wyoming.
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August 28, 2012 Circles Wyoming volunteers are matched with people who want to escape poverty. They then coach, role model and have fun with their "intentional" friends.
September 13, 2011 The Census Bureau is expected to report today that the nation's poverty rate edged up again in 2010.
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