Sen. Lee, community leaders hold poverty roundtable at Sutherland offices

Senator Mike Lee holds a discussion at Sutherland offices.

Senator Mike Lee holds a discussion on Monday about poverty-fighting strategies.

Utah Senator Mike Lee met with several Utah community leaders at Sutherland Institute’s office in Salt Lake City earlier this week to discuss issues surrounding poverty and potential legislation to address these issues.

The roundtable included representatives from Utah Department of Workforce Services, Calvary Baptist Church, Utah Food Bank, 4th Street Clinic, United Way and Standing Together.

With Sen. Lee, the group discussed changes in federal and state policy to remove barriers that trap people in poverty and make upward mobility all but impossible.  Topics included welfare reform, access to quality affordable health care, removing anti-marriage biases in federal policy, ways to help keep families intact, increasing educational opportunities, and Medicaid reform.

Click here to watch the video of the roundtable.

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