League Announces Results of Study at Next Meeting
The study committee of the League of Women Voters of Moore County is presenting its findings at the luncheon meeting Tuesday, May 20. The title of the study is "A Portrait of Poverty: The Impact of Poverty on Children in Moore County up to 18 Years of Age."
This three-year study was performed by the chairs, Barbara Farr and John Reagan with committee members Darlene Horton, Carolyn Mealing, and O'Linda Gillis.
Barbara Farr, the co-chair of the study committee, says about the study, "We have researched the most recently available statistics, the funding of governmental and nonprofit agencies and met with individuals who have experienced the problems of poverty. It is not a comprehensive study, nor is it a survey, but a portrait of poverty in our county: the impact on children and consideration of what we, the citizens and residents of Moore County, can do to challenge the problems of poverty."
Topics that will be discussed are: the effect of crime and juvenile justice on children; the impact of legal issues on disadvantaged children; the state of poor children's health; the role of social services for low income children; and education: the key to survival.
The purpose of this study is to inform the public about the predicament of children in poverty and to inspire public action. The presentation will begin with the question: "What is the face of poverty in Moore County?"
The public is invited to attend the League luncheon and hear the presentation. The May 20 luncheon at the Country Club at Longleaf will start with check-in at 11:30 a.m. Interested people can reserve a seat by calling Charlotte Gallagher at (910) 944-9611 no later than May 16. The total cost is $12, payable by check to LWVMC. As the luncheon is catered, to avoid being billed, the cancellation deadline is noon, May 18.
The League of Women Voters is a nonpartisan organization that encourages the informed and active participation in government and influences public policy through education and advocacy. Any citizen over 18, male or female, may become a voting member of the League. The League is political only in the sense it takes positions on selected government issues after study and agreement by members. In accordance with the non-partisan policy, the League shall not support nor oppose any political party or candidate.
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