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National Poverty Summit Being Held In Fort Worth

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FORT WORTH (AP) - The nation is at a critical moment in the effort to reduce poverty.

That’s according to several nonprofit organizations speaking Monday at the first National Poverty Summit.

It’s being held in Fort Worth and hosted by Catholic Charities USA.

Nearly 1 in 6 Americans is in poverty.

Several nonprofit groups say recent budget reductions cut programs focused on helping the poor.

But Bread for the World’s president David Beckman says the budget can be reduced without making hungry people hungrier.

He says it will take a grass-roots effort to convince Congress that cutting these programs will lead to more poverty.

Measured by total numbers, the 46 million people now living in poverty are the most on record. That dates back to when the census began to track in 1959.

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