Rowling campaigns against poverty

Published December 11, 2003 at 2:05 PM
by grae
from Wizard News (via The Mirror)

The UK Government has pledged to cut the number of kids living in poverty by half by 2010, enabling the UK to move out ofopens in new window the bottom of the European poverty league - but a recent report by the Joseph Rowntree Foundationopens in new window revealed that while many people had moved out of poverty thanks to the improved economy, family homelessness has been getting worse and that many in the UK are still struggling, due to low-paid or insecure jobs.

Enter JK Rowling, who is actively campaigningopens in new window to slash child poverty.

Harry Potter author JK Rowling last night used her favourite charity to warn Chancellor Gordon Brown he could miss his targets to cut child poverty.

The warning was delivered to No11 using 500 postcards on the eve of Mr Brown's crucial Pre-Budget Report to Parliament.

Hundreds of supporters of the National Council for One Parent Families called for an increase in the Child Tax Credit.

To learn more about the struggle against poverty, you can visit The Joseph Rowntree Foundationopens in new window and One Parent Familiesopens in new window.

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