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AmericanDream Donating Member (714 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-22-05 06:55 PM
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6. All for a good cause
The "trouble with edwards" that you have mentioned is pretty nonexistent.... he has said it often that though he grew up in a working class home... people today our worse than his family ever was... he also said that he grew up in the bright light of america while today a lot of people struggle to even get by. A guy who doesn't gets it.. wouldn't be saying that... he has been touring homeless shelters in iowa, NC, SC, California... and those people ARE the poorest of the poorest. The center that he is the director of is not just about poverty .. its "poverty, work, and opportunity"... and that includes a wide array of issues concerning both the lowest income level people and the ones a little higher in the working class category and even middle class families struggling to get by.

This particular email was about a pannel discussion being held at UNC (moderated by edwards) about the issues he has outlined in the email... but that is not all of what they are doing there... I think that poverty has many roots and many solutions, most prominently through a strong economy... and edwards has already indicated that through various speeches and interviews... even in his earlier emails.... However, unfortunately the impoverished are not the only ones who are suffering currently in our society... many in the middle class are being squeezed hard and that is what the abovementioned programs are for. I would suggest you watch some of his other discussions on poverty to get an idea about how much he knows about the condition of those at the lowest end of the spectrum. :) Regardless of what one thinks of him, his politics, or his political future... I think its a bold move on his part to bring this issue to the forefront... I remember him being one of the very,very few talking about this issue from the very beginning in the primary season. I am glad he's taking steps to put his national image to good use through this cause.

I am definitely interested in the work of the institution.

BTW, talking about poverty ... his blog has a pretty good discussion on the subject.
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