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I continue to believe that if children are given the necessary tools to succeed, they will succeed beyond their wildest dreams!
--Sen. David Vitter
2011 Kids Count Data Highlights the Impact of the Recession
This year's annual Kids Count Data Book offers insight into the effects of the recession on Minnesota's children. In 2009 the child poverty rate increased to 14%, which represents a 56% increase since 2009 when the rate was 9%. According to the study, in 2010, 11 percent of children in the U.S. had at least one unemployed parent and 4 percent have been affected by foreclosure since 2007.
Sponsor iCAN: Help us Meet our Summer Goal!
With child poverty increasing and state-funded services that help kids being scaled back, it is more important than ever that we ensure a strong, sustained voice for children at our state capitol.
Donate to iCAN today and sponsor our advocacy on behalf of all Minnesota children. Your support ensures iCAN's ability to organize people of faith and influence state policies affecting children.
We are already 32% of the way to making our $10,000 goal, help us make it all the way!