Legislator Education Series

Poverty causes long-term physical and mental health problems, substance abuse, and food insecurity. It breaks up families and shortens life spans. It affects every part of our state – every district in Missouri has citizens living in poverty. And yet, it is possible for Missouri to dramatically reduce poverty in our communities. In this special series of our podcast, Under the Dome, Empower Missouri staff will provide an overview of poverty and its impact in Missouri.