Talk About Poverty at the Vice Presidential Debates

Those working on the Talk About Poverty (#TalkPoverty) campaign are refusing to be discouraged. They are encouraging us to tweet our poverty questions to the moderator of tonight’s vice presidential debate between Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) and Vice President Joseph Biden. I admit that it seems futile, given the [intlink id=”1172″ type=”post”]secret negotiations[/intlink] behind the scenes, but at least they should be confronted with their duplicity. You never know; this time could be different. The moderator tonight will be Martha Raddatz. Martha has asked that people add the hash tag, #VPDebate, to their tweets. The following are sample tweets provided by The Coalition on Human Needs[ref name=”Coalition on Human Needs”]Coalition on Human Needs. Available:[/ref]

•   #ChildPoverty is highest in 63 years. How can we reduce it in 1st 100 days? @MarthaRaddatz ask candidates 2 #TalkPoverty at #VPDebate

•    1 in 5 children in #poverty. they need @MarthaRaddatz 2 ask candidates how 2 reduce child poverty in 1st 100days #TalkPoverty #VPDebate

You can also “like” the #TalkPoverty Facebook page. The debate is from 9:00-10:30 p.m. tonight, October 11, 2012.

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