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LBJ on Poverty

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“Many Americans live on the outskirts of hope – some because of their poverty, and some because of their color, and all too many because of both. Our task is to help replace their despair with opportunity.

This administration today, here and now, declares unconditional war on poverty in America. I urge this Congress and all Americans to join with me in that effort.

It will not be a short or easy struggle, no single weapon or strategy will suffice, bet we shall not res until that war is won. The richest Nation on earth can afford to win it. We cannot afford to lose it.”

– President Lyndon B. Johnson, State of the Union Address, January 8, 1964

Join us next Thursday as we, along with the Price Center on Social Innovation and other experts, discuss ways to end poverty in America. And if you can join us in person, don’t worry, we’ll be live streaming this important discussion.

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