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Petitioning The President of the United States
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The President of the United States

Ask the President to Convene a "White House Conference on the Eradication of Poverty in America."

End Poverty Now

Now is the time for each of us to take personal responsibility to change the dialogue about poverty. In order to bring ideas about ending poverty to fruition and add legislative muscle to a serious movement to help struggling Americans end poverty forever, we’re calling for a White House Conference on the Eradication of Poverty.

In light of millions now living in poverty, we’re calling on everyday people from coast to coast to sign a petition for the first official act of President Obama on January 21, 2013, to be the announcement of a White House Conference on the Eradication of Poverty in America.

With a surplus of opportunity, affirmation, compassion, courage and imagination, we can make poverty an archaic remnant of how America used to be. Here’s to those precious and priceless Americans on whose behalf this battle will be waged and won!


Letter to
The President of the United States
Dear President Obama:

Our country is in a state of emergency. Americans need jobs and immediate solutions to support the unprecedented number of citizens who are now trapped in poverty.

I’m sick and tired of policies that only work for the 1 percent of the wealthiest Americans while millions of Americans face unemployment and underemployment.

Mr. President, I believe the time is now for you to deliver a major policy speech on reducing and eradicating poverty in America, and give the American people an assignment so we know what we need to do to help make poverty a priority in our nation.

I urge you to stand up for the struggling 99 percent and call for a White House Conference on the Eradication of Poverty that will lead to long-term solutions and living-wage jobs for all Americans.

I believe this country has the resources and expertise necessary to end poverty, but this effort needs bold decisive leadership and must become a national priority mandated by the highest office in the land.

In order to set legislative priorities that will end poverty once and for all, and to bring relief to millions of unemployed people and impoverished families, I’m asking that the first official act of your second term as President of the United States be the convening of a White House Conference on the Eradication of Poverty in America.