Laws that can reduce poverty

Posted 11/2/23

My experience of residing in Philadelphia and engaging with the community has revealed how poverty impacts their daily lives.

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Laws that can reduce poverty


My experience of residing in Philadelphia and engaging with the local community has revealed how poverty significantly impacts their daily lives.

As a journalist, my work involves extensive research on poverty-related issues, active collaboration with community members, and a profound commitment to understanding this complex problem. It has become evident that many people are aware of the pervasive issue of poverty but often feel unsure about how to contribute to its alleviation.

This is precisely why it is critical to provide individuals with the necessary resources and tools to effect meaningful change. One way to make a tangible impact is by supporting organizations like The Borgen Project, a nonprofit dedicated to advocating for legislation aimed at reducing poverty. Advocating for poverty-reduction legislation will have a broader and more profound impact, benefiting a larger segment of the population beyond just a few individuals. 

Passing legislation is a critical need, not only for the betterment of Philadelphia but also for the global community. Despite the existence of numerous nonprofit organizations dedicated to addressing these pressing concerns, they often grapple with insufficient funding. Shortages in staffing further exacerbate the issue, limiting their capacity to assist a broader spectrum of individuals and reducing the magnitude of their impact. Congress should provide funding for initiatives aimed at reducing poverty, thereby expanding the scope of assistance available to those in need.

Monica Constable

Journalism student at Temple University and resident of the Temple University neighborhood