Ending child poverty campaign kicks off in Milwaukee
MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- A campaign aimed at ending child poverty in Milwaukee has officially begun.
It's a group effort by several faith-based networks and anti-poverty groups.
They announced at Marquette University they want to cut the child poverty rate in half in 10 years and cut racial disparities in child poverty.
As of 2014, black children are four times more likely to be living in poverty.
"We're not dealing with it as an emergency. We're not dealing with it as if it's a priority. We're starting with saying 'let's make a commitment.' Then let's figure out what works and commit to doing that," said David Liners, State Director, WISDOM.
The networks involved are 24 different churches spread across our region.