Poverty Impact Projections:
What Are They and How They Can Make a Difference
Is there real punch in your policy proposal to reduce poverty? In Connecticut, poverty would decline by 35 percent and in Minnesota by more than 27 percent if policies promoted by the states’ poverty councils were pursued. Would it help your work if you had a similar projection?
Join CLASP-managed Spotlight on Poverty and Opportunity for an audio conference that will feature a state advocate describing how the number has mattered, a state legislator telling why he wants a poverty impact projection attached to bills, and researchers to discuss how states can tailor analysis to their own policies and programs designed to decrease poverty.
After you register, you can send in questions to firstname.lastname@example.org. You will receive resource materials and call-in instructions in September.
Jodie Levin-Epstein, Deputy Director at CLASP
John Kefalas, Representative in the Colorado Legislature