Campaign to End Poverty

The Roman Catholic Bishops in Massachusetts are part of a national campaign against poverty (pdf) launched by The Catholic Charities USA. boy with parents

The Campaign to Reduce Poverty in America is a multi-year, multi-faceted approach to alleviating poverty in the United States. The goals of the Campaign are:

  • To reduce poverty in the United States by 50 percent by the year 2020.
  • To call upon the government to do more to serve those who are poor, and to improve public policies that strengthen and support families. 
  • To educate policymakers and the public about the struggles of those living in poverty and the good work of those who serve them in local communities. 
  • To engage those who are most impacted by government policies to be active participants in developing solutions to reducing poverty. 
  • To work with individuals and organizations across the country to address poverty in our country.