A coalition of 19 groups is banding together to pressure Nova Scotia’s Liberal government to replace what they call “trickle down economics” with measures to reduce rising poverty.

The Nova Scotia Action Coalition for Community Well-Being announced its creation Monday during a news conference at the provincial legislature hosted by the NDP.

Member groups include the Nova Scotia College of Social Workers; the Women’s Centre Connect, which includes nine women’s centres across the province; and the Community Advocate Network, a lobby group formed by citizens living in poverty.