Millions of American families live in poverty, not of their own making, but because our system has failed them, or even worse, ignored them. Their stories are rarely told, their voices rarely heard. Yet, these families have the firsthand experience and insight into how public policy, attitudes and systems must change to raise all families to prosperity.
Equal Voice newspaper breaks news, follows issues, investigates and sheds light on the lives of families living in poverty in the United States. Then we go deeper, interviewing the policy-makers, legislators and executives to understand the how-and why behind the issues.
Equal Voice is written and edited by award-winning professional journalists with a depth of experience in major newsrooms throughout the country. It’s published by Marguerite Casey Foundation, which provides grants to organizations working on the issues behind family poverty.
We take pride in providing independent, accurate, meaningful journalism and in seeking voices from overlooked corners of our country. Every week Equal Voice publishes original news, features, photo essays and opinion pieces.
With the decline in mainstream newspapers, shrinking news budgets, and smaller staffs, we want to help other journalists bring these critical stories to the attention of their readers. Our articles are intended for sharing. We encourage print, electronic and broadcast journalists to use our articles as inspiration for their own reporting, to contact our sources, and dig even deeper into the issues of family poverty in their own cities and states.
Through partnerships with the 250 community organizations supported by Marguerite Casey Foundation, the newspaper is also able to connect journalists with families, community organizers and local experts in 14 states (Alabama, Arkansas, Arizona, California, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, New Mexico, Tennessee, Texas and Washington).
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