Speak out on The Rural Economic Crisis

Forum taping: Monday, Nov 13, 6 PM
Broadcast: Friday, Nov 17, 8 PM

A report issued by the United Way details the hardships faced by those termed  ALICE (Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed). In the North Country, 44% of the community are ALICE – working paycheck to paycheck, just one emergency away from crisis. Though  employed, too many in our community  are not earning enough to cover basic necessities.  We want YOU to join us for a televised forum to discuss this challenge facing our community, friends and neighbors.

For those that fall in the middle ground just above the poverty line, often they are not making enough to cover expenses, but also are not eligible for assistance programs that could help make ends meet. In North Country communities, nonprofits and other organizations are providing a safety net. Working with the United Way of the Adirondack Region and other partners, we’ll highlight the challenges and success stories of these local organizations that are stepping up to make a difference for people in their community.

Join us at the Mountain Lake PBS studio on November 13th at 6:00 pm, along with the United Way for our televised forum “”Chasing the Dream: Poverty and Opportunity in America.”  We will explore the many economic challenges facing our community and highlight solutions: what has worked and what is working to bring people out of poverty.

Read the full United Way ALICE report here.

⇒ Questions that you’d like the panel to discuss? Ask them in the comments below.

⇒ RSVP to attend. Email mlpbs@mountainlake.org.

This story is part of our public media partnership with Chasing the Dream: Poverty and Opportunity in America. Major funding is provided by The JPB Foundation. Additional funding is provided by Ford Foundation.”