The Action for Opportunity Forum is a bi-partisan presidential forum that will be held at Weldon Auditorium in Manning, South Carolina on Saturday, November 23, 2019.

Manning is located in rural Clarendon County, which has a poverty rate of more than 23% — nearly double the national rate and a median household income of $35,838 — 38% less than the national average.

Through this forum we aim to:

1. Change the conversation about poverty, opportunity, and boosting the middle class that shifts public mindset from “blaming the victim” or the “charity mindset” to concrete, structural public policy solutions.

2. Educate candidates and campaigns to help them develop bold but realistic anti-poverty and opportunity platforms.

3. Elevate voices and needs of low-income Americans by showcasing to the wider public that they are politically engaged Americans with a vital stake in policy outcomes.

4. Influence future policy by following up with candidates and the next President to help them implement top anti-poverty researchers' recommendations.

Donations will be used by Hunger Free America (a 501c3 nonprofit organization) to support both the forum on November 23rd and follow-up work to ensure the programs and policies promised by candidates are enacted to reduce poverty in America. All donations are tax deductible.

A copy of Hunger Free America’s annual financial report is available at www.hungerfreeamerica.org or may be obtained by writing to the Office of the Attorney General, Department of Law, Charities Bureau, 120 Broadway, New York, NY 10271

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Action for Opportunity Forum

by Hunger Free America


The Action for Opportunity Forum is a bi-partisan presidential forum that will be held at Weldon Auditorium in Manning, South Carolina on Saturday, November 23, 2019.

Manning is located in rural Clarendon County, which has a poverty rate of more than 23% — nearly double the national rate and a median household income of $35,838 — 38% less than the national average.

Through this forum we aim to:

1. Change the conversation about poverty, opportunity, and boosting the middle class that shifts public mindset from “blaming the victim” or the “charity mindset” to concrete, structural public policy solutions.

2. Educate candidates and campaigns to help them develop bold but realistic anti-poverty and opportunity platforms.

3. Elevate voices and needs of low-income Americans by showcasing to the wider public that they are politically engaged Americans with a vital stake in policy outcomes.

4. Influence future policy by following up with candidates and the next President to help them implement top anti-poverty researchers' recommendations.

Donations will be used by Hunger Free America (a 501c3 nonprofit organization) to support both the forum on November 23rd and follow-up work to ensure the programs and policies promised by candidates are enacted to reduce poverty in America. All donations are tax deductible.

A copy of Hunger Free America’s annual financial report is available at www.hungerfreeamerica.org or may be obtained by writing to the Office of the Attorney General, Department of Law, Charities Bureau, 120 Broadway, New York, NY 10271