Poverty

No child should ever have to grow up in poverty.

The true measure of any society is how we take care of our children. With all of our country’s resources, no child should ever have to grow up in poverty. Yet every single night, all across America, kids go to sleep hungry or without a place to call home. We have to do better. Advocating for children and families has been the cause of my life, starting with my first job as a young attorney at the Children’s Defense Fund, and if I have the honor of serving as president, it will be the driving mission of my administration.

Hillary, September 21, 2016

Nearly 40 percent of Americans will experience a year in poverty at some point during their lives. And communities of color face disproportionate economic challenges and barriers to opportunity. Hillary Clinton will fight for an economy that works for everyone, not just those at the top—ensuring that those who work hard do not have to live or raise their kids in poverty.

Hillary has spent her life fighting for children and families—and as president, she will:

For Hillary, this isn’t a new fight:

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