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By David Brady, Ryan M. Finnigan, and Sabine Hubgen
No group is as linked to poverty in the American mind as single mothers. For decades, politicians, journalists and scholars have scrutinized the reasons poor couples fail to use contraception, have children out of wedlock and do not marry.
When the American Enterprise Institute and the Brookings Institution formed a bipartisan panel of prominent poverty scholars to write a “Consensus Plan for Reducing Poverty” in 2015, its first recommendation was to “promote a new cultural norm surrounding parenthood and marriage.”
The reality, however, is that single motherhood is not the reason we have unusually high poverty in the United States, compared with other rich democracies.
Page Gardner, president and founder of Women’s Voices Women Vote Action Fund (WVWVAF), released the following statement in anticipation of President Trump reading off a teleprompter in his State of the Union address:
“Donald Trump has had a bull’s eye on the Rising American Electorate, who are the majority of the voting eligible population, ever since he became president.