Half in Ten releases first-ever report tracking progress on the Half in Ten goal

Half in Ten releases first-ever report tracking progress on the Half in Ten goal
 
Today Half in Ten started the clock on its goal of cutting poverty in half in 10 years with the release of its inaugural annual report, “Restoring Shared Prosperity: Strategies to Cut Poverty and Expand Economic Growth.” The report establishes a baseline to cut poverty in half in 10 years, tracking progress along levers to achieve the target, including: good jobs, strong families and communities, and economic security.

As the report shows, cutting poverty in half is possible if we build the political and public will to do so. Our nation cut poverty in half from 1959–1973 and reduced it again by 25 percent from 1993–2000 as a strong economy combined with public and private initiatives lifted millions of Americans into the middle class.

Each year Half in Ten will provide an update on our progress that will include the latest available data, analysis of the changes on the indicators from year to year, and policy solutions to move the indicators in the right direction.

We urge you to read the report and check out the fact sheet for your state to see where your state stands on key indicators for poverty and opportunity. Take a look at the links below to learn more about the report’s findings, how you can use the data for advocacy, and action steps to hold elected officials accountable for progress:

  • For the  full report, the introduction and summary, and to download individual chapters, click here.
  • Click here to download a fact sheet with your state’s data.
  • For a one-pager summarizing national trends and for advocacy resources, visit our resources page.
  • Click here to see the report’s top 10 findings.
  • Support our goal to cut poverty in half in 10 years? Join thousands of advocates and sign the Half in Ten pledge today.

Here are some sample social media posts you can use to spread the word!

Check out this new report from @halfinten on #poverty and prosperity! Explore the data for your state here #p2 http://bit.ly/uvQVWN

#halfinten just released a new report tracking progress toward their goal of cutting #poverty in @halfinten years! http://bit.ly/uvQVWN

Sample Facebook post:

Today Half in Ten released a new report that shares strategies to cut poverty and expand economic growth. This is Half in Ten’s first annual report and will be released every year so we can track our progress toward cutting poverty, hold elected officials accountable, and build the movement to reduce poverty. Check out the report and data for your state here! http://bit.ly/uvQVWN

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