Resolution In Support Of National Strategy To Eliminate Poverty


Resolution 13-07.21


WHEREAS, 46.2 million Americans or 15.1 percent of the American people were living in poverty in 2010 which includes 25.3 percent of Californians,  21.9 percent of children and 3.5 million seniors; 

WHEREAS, poverty disproportionately impacts communities of color: the rate of poverty among African Americans is 27%; 26.6 percent among Hispanics; 12.1 percent for Asian Americans; and 25.3 percent of Native Americans; and 

WHEREAS, in 2010 a family of 4 was considered poor under the U.S. Census Bureau's official measure if the family's income was below $22, 314 

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the California Democratic Party supports the creation of a comprehensive, national strategy to eliminate poverty with the goal of cutting poverty in half over the next 10 years.


Author: Congresswoman Barbara Lee

Adopted by the California Democratic Party
At its July 2013 Executive Board Meeting
Hilton Hotel, Costa Mesa
July 21, 2013





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