MECEP Media Briefing: Reactions to disappointing findings about poverty in Maine and America

Representatives from the Maine Center for Economic Policy (MECEP), Maine Children’s Alliance (MCA), Maine Equal Justice Partners (MEJP) and Maine Community Action Association (MCAA) discussed the findings at a State House media briefing. 

Press Release: Newly Released American Community Service Poverty Data a “Wake Up Call to Policy Makers in Washington and Augusta”

MECEP: Statement of Christopher St John

MEJP: Statement on U.S. Census 2010 Poverty Data

MCAA: Poverty Rates Reflect What MCAA is Seeing

MCA: Latest Census Data Paints Bleak Picture for Families. Poverty Numbers Particularly High For Maine’s Youngest Children

Poverty Census Charts