BDN: More Maine children live in poverty, fewer get help. We should expect the opposite.

This post was written by MCA Senior Policy Analyst, Rita Furlow and originally appeared as an editorial in the Bangor Daily News on July 6, 2016. To read the original article, click here. Ensuring Maine’s prosperous future begins with making sure our youngest residents have the opportunities that promote healthy development. Unfortunately, the Bangor Daily … More BDN: More Maine children live in poverty, fewer get help. We should expect the opposite.

ICYMI: the 2015 Maine KIDS COUNT Data Book

“At this moment, we are at a critical juncture for Maine children,” said Claire Berkowitz, Executive Director of the Maine Children’s Alliance. “The data highlights some significant challenges facing our children, but also some substantial progress that has been made, too. Now, it is up to all of us to act on this data and … More ICYMI: the 2015 Maine KIDS COUNT Data Book

BDN Letter to the Editor: Tax credits reduce poverty

Letter to the editor by MCA Board Member Margaret Leitch Copeland. Read the original letter published in the Bangor Daily News July 17, 2015.  I applaud Gary Laweryson for his July 8 BDN OpEd, which highlighted how the Earned Income Tax Credit and the Child Tax Credit boost the financial security of veterans and service … More BDN Letter to the Editor: Tax credits reduce poverty

MCA and Partners Join For Census Data Release

Maine Children’s Alliance (MCA) collaborated with Maine Center for Economic Policy (MeCEP), Maine Equal Justice Partners (MEJP) and Maine Community Action Association (MCAA) to host a press event for the latest American Community Survey data release (Sept 22). The event, held at the State House Welcome Center, featured speakers: MeCEP Executive Director Christopher “Kit” St. … More MCA and Partners Join For Census Data Release

American Community Survey Data Release

Latest Census Data Paints Bleak Picture for Families Poverty Numbers Particularly High For Maine’s Youngest Children AUGUSTA, ME (September 22, 2011)—Families continue to feel the effects of the recession here in Maine and nationwide, and children in particular are being affected by the slow economy, according to 2010 American Community Survey (ACS) data released today. … More American Community Survey Data Release

MCA and Coalition Partners Analyze Census Data

Maine Children’s Alliance joined with Maine Center for Economic Policy and Maine Equal Justice Partners to release this information about the latest Current Population Survey numbers: New Census Figures: In 2010, 161,000 (12.5%) of Mainers Live in Poverty U.S. poverty rate reaches 17-year high; median income in Maine increases slightly    Augusta, Maine (Tuesday, September … More MCA and Coalition Partners Analyze Census Data