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Give Poverty the Attention It Deserves During Debate

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It’s time we give poverty, particularly child poverty, the attention it deserves. A good place to start would be the first presidential debate in Denver on October 3.

Were Jim Lehrer to ask the candidates how they would address child poverty as president, it would kick off a long-overdue dialogue on poverty in America. The candidates would have the opportunity to share their visions for helping poor families like Dawn’s.

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This article was originally published in The Denver Post.

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