We are the Maine Equal Justice Partners (MEJP), dedicated to finding solutions to poverty and improving the lives of people with low income in Maine.

Invest in Tomorrow: Solving Child Poverty is Everyone’s Business

Individuals and organizations in Maine have joined forces to solve child poverty because we recognize that we all have a stake in this. We recognize that solving child poverty is truly everyone’s business.Organizations representing business, our workforce, our communities and Maine people living in poverty have come together to identify some common sense solutions to child poverty that we can all support.

As part of this effort stakeholders are convening community solutions forums across the State to hear from local communities about what the solutions should look like. Many thanks to the John T. Gorman Foundation, the Maine Community Foundation, the State Chamber of Commerce, and many others listed here for sponsoring these events and undertaking this important work with us. We are learning a lot and lessons learned will help to inform policy decisions that will work to reduce child poverty in Maine.

Here is some of the data that is helping to inform these discussions:




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