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Tomorrow is debate night, and we need your help more than ever

Israel Glenn with the Children’s Defense Fund

Feb 6, 2020 — 

We still haven’t heard a debate question about child poverty—but tomorrow is our big chance.

Tomorrow night in New Hampshire, the Democratic candidates for president will meet on the debate stage, and the stakes are higher than ever. Just days after the Iowa caucuses and days before the New Hampshire primary, tomorrow could be some candidates’ last appearance on the debate stage. And after a State of the Union address in which the president falsely proclaimed that poverty has “plummeted” under his administration, it’s more important than ever for the Democratic candidates to take a bold stand for children in poverty.

Now is our moment, and we need your help. Will you raise your voice louder than ever to demand a question about child poverty in these debates before it’s too late?

You can:

Tweet at the moderators:

Submit your question for the debate:

  • You can submit YOUR child poverty question for the debate to co-host WMUR by emailing your question to and putting "Debate Question" in the subject of the email.

Share the petition:

  • Use the links below to share this petition with 10 friends via Facebook, Twitter or email. We need as many signatures as possible to make it clear that voters are demanding to hear the candidates’ plans to end child poverty now.

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