In the United States, a child is neglected or abused every 11 seconds; a child is born into poverty every 44 seconds; a child is born without health insurance every minute; and a child or youth is killed by guns every 2 hours, 40 minutes. $34 Billion would lift every child out of poverty. As the wealthiest nation in the world, this challenge is not a money issue, but a priorities issue.
We need to introduce the concept of morality when developing new priorities as the gap between rich and poor continues to widen.
Women’s League for Conservative Judaism strongly urges Sisterhoods to educate their members and communities about children in poverty and to: