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Citizen Mouth Off 2016: Poverty, Philadelphia's Greatest Crisis

Philadelphia is often cited as “America’s poorest big city.”

Here’s what that means: 26 percent of Philadelphians are living below the poverty line. For a family of four, they are subsiding on $24,250 a year. What’s worse? Imagine "deep poverty," a term describing living on half that amount. Among the nation's 10 largest cities, Philadelphia ranks highest for deep poverty. This is our city’s greatest crisis.

On November 18, join The Philadelphia Citizen, Committee of Seventy, New Leaders Council, and Philadelphia Federation of Young Republicans for a collaborative conversation exploring ways to address this crisis. Established cross-sector moderators will lead discussions with advocates doing real, on-the-ground work fighting poverty. The goal of each conversation is to formulate or refine solutions addressing poverty.

Cost: $5 (If you would like to participate in the conversation but feel that the entry fee is a barrier, please reach out to us at social@thephiladelphiacitizen.org). Refreshments will be available.