The Circle of Protection, a nationwide group of Christian leaders from diverse traditions who have come together to lobby for the poor recently asked President Obama and Mitt Romney to address poverty and a small miracle happened they actually got a response! I think that it is sad to see that as the poverty rate grows and the middle class shrinks our politicians are silent. As a person from poverty and as a organizer I believe that the poor have to speak for themselves and hold elected officials responsible. As we approach the anniversary of Occupy Wall Street what are ways in which poor people can raise their own voices to speak about their reality?
See short video messages from both President Obama & Mitt Romney below:
- View: Romney Would Deepen Poverty (drudge.com)
- Obama and Romney Head-to-Head on Poverty (slog.thestranger.com)
- Obama, Romney Respond to New Poverty Data (swampland.time.com)