Ethel Long-Scott

On today's Your Call we’ll have a conversation with organizations that are working to tackle poverty. There are 46 million people and nearly 15 million children living in poverty in the United States today. Are there workable solutions out there? Join us live at 10 or send an email to How do you think we can reduce poverty? It’s Your Call, with Matt Martin and you.


Mia Birdsong, the vice president of the Family Independence Initiative

Ethel Long-Scott, Executive Director of the Women’s Economic Agenda Project

Today on Your Call: How is Poverty Changing the US?

Apr 23, 2012

On the next Your Call, we’ll have a conversation with poverty advocate Ethel Long-Scott and Professor Cornel West. Dr. West and Tavis Smiley have written their first book together. The Rich and the Rest of Us: A Poverty Manifesto is the next step in the journey that began with "The Poverty Tour: A Call to Conscience. Over 150 million Americans are persistently poor or near poor. What effective strategies are needed to fight poverty at its roots? Join us at 10 or email What causes poverty?