Maria Shriver Campaigns Against Poverty….
As we celebrate the 20th Anniversary of the War on Poverty, pundits line up on both sides to argue success or failure of LBJ’s initiative. One side deems it a failure without much consideration, while the other is quick to point out that while the funding was present, before being funneled for other projects, that true progress was being made. So, 50 years later, our nation is still battling poverty and all of its consequences, including hunger. The last few days, Maria Shriver has been spotlighted on “Meet the Press”, the “Tonight Show”, “Today” and others talking about the Shriver Report. Although she focuses mainly on women and their issues, it is profoundly significant to those of us who are fighting to end hunger. Nearly one-third of working women struggle in low paying jobs, raising their children “on the brink”; one paycheck, one illness or one small catastrophe from losing it all. I am sure if Maria’s father, Sargent Shriver, who was Johnson’s lead on the War on Poverty, or her mother, Eunice Kennedy Shriver and all of her Kennedy kin would be very proud of her efforts to carry on their work in her own journalistic style, by creating necessary awareness, which will result in action.
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