There news is hard to bear, but it is everywhere, and ignoring it is certainly not an option. Poverty in this country is growing like a cancer in this country. The numbers are astounding. When you read even one story from an individual seeking assistance through Modest Needs and then you scale that to the millions who are at or below the poverty level, and the scope of this tragedy becomes clear.
Census data was released, the most up-to-date information available, and the numbers are devastating.
The Half in Ten campaign, an effort to cut poverty in half in ten years, created an interactive map based on this recent data that allows you to see the number of women living in poverty in each congressional district. The information is clearly presented, and paints, unfortunately, a pretty stark picture.
Again, it can't be ignored. See for yourself how many in your congressional district are struggling.