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The Daily Rundown — The Latest News Affecting Women & Girls in Our Region

By Mariah Craven on November 30th, 2011

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In today’s rundown: A new video contest is giving girls across the country a chance to participate in problem solving.  Plus, a new report takes a look at the impact of poverty on young families.

– To show that girls play vital roles in our country as thought leaders and problem solvers, the Women’s Media Center is holding a Girls’ State of the Union video contest.  Girls between the ages of 14 and 22 are invited to create and submit a video.  In January, the winner will be flown to Washington, DC to present her report to the National Press Club.  The deadline to submit is December 5th!  Click here to find out how to submit.

– The younger the children and parents are in a household, the more likely the family is to be poor, according to a new report. “Two Generations in Poverty: U.S. Status and Trends Among Parents and Children” “outlines the disproportionate effects of poverty on young children, young parents, and children and parents in single-mother families.”


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