University of Wisconsin–Madison

How Local Leadership Can Drive Prosperity for All

Type Fact Sheet or Infographic
Year 2017
Level City or Town
State(s) All States
Policy Areas Children & Families, Community Development, Democracy & Governance, Economic Justice, Environment & Natural Resources, Health, Transportation & Mobility
This document looks through polling data ranging from the perception of the poor to public funds used for economic opportunity to the promotion of equity. The data collected and reported on in this document highlight the overwhelming support in public opinion for financing equity-driven policy and support for fighting inequality and promoting community equity. The approval to use public funds to address the issues facing communities is high with issues such as improving the economy, creating opportunities, dealing with climate change, improving health outcomes, and promoting racial equity all being very or somewhat important to an overwhelming majority surveyed. The document details how various communities within the SPARCC network are working to address the issues detailed, such as greater infrastructure investment and promoting low-income residents and people of color’s power and influence.

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