Helping Working Families Action Kit

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As a nation, we expect people to work and support their children. All too often, however, parents do exactly what we expect of them only to find they still cannot meet their families’ most basic needs. Today, nearly four million families in America include at least one worker but are still poor. With an average income of just under $19,700, low-income working parents with one child struggle just to pay for food, shelter, and health care — and sometimes they can’t. 

This action kit describes steps that mayors, city council members, and other municipal leaders can take to help working families by developing city-led outreach campaigns.  It tells how to get started, describes proven outreach strategies, and offers background information and suggestions on places you can turn for help to start you on your way!

Download the Action Kit for more information.

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