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"Ending/Reducing Poverty: A Forum"

July/August 2007 issue of Poverty & Race

In April, the Center for American Progress—“a nonpartisan research and educational institute dedicated to promoting a strong, just and free America that ensures opportunity for all”—released the final report of its Task Force on Poverty: From Poverty to Prosperity: A National Strategy to Cut Poverty in Half. The Task Force was co-chaired by Angela Glover Blackwell of PolicyLink and Peter B. Edelman, Prof. of Law at Georgetown Univ. Other Task Force members were: Rebecca Blank, Linda Chavez-Thompson, Rev. Dr. Floyd H. Flake, Wizipan Garriott, Maude Hurd, Charles E.M. Kolb, Meizhu Lui, Alice M. Rivlin, Barbara J. Robles, Robert Solow, Dorothy Stoneman and Wellington E. Webb. Mark Greenberg was Task Force Executive Director.

Below is the report’s Executive Summary (the full report is available at the CAP website: We asked a range of policy experts and activists for their comments on the report and its recommendations, along with the Center’s responses to those comments, by Task Force Co-Chairs Blackwell and Edelman, CAP Sr. VP for Domestic Policy Cassandra Butts and Task Force ED Greenberg. We welcome readers’ responses as well, with the possibility we may print a letters forum in our September/October issue.

"From Poverty to Prosperity: Executive Summary" by Center for American Progress Task Force on Poverty

"Comments on CAP Report:"

"Center for American Progress Response" by Angela Glover Blackwell, Peter Edelman, Cassandra Butts & Mark Greenberg


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