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Stacey Abrams on Welfare & Poverty
Democratic Gubernatorial Challenger (GA); 2020 Veepstakes contender
Click here for 2 full quotes by Stacey Abrams OR click here for Stacey Abrams on other issues.
  • Help working poor get a leg up. (Aug 2017)
  • No mandatory drug testing for food stamp recipients. (Mar 2014)
Justin Amash on Welfare & Poverty
Independent MI Rep; possible Presidential Challenger
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  • Voted NO on maintaining work requirement for welfare recipients. (Mar 2013)
Joe Biden on Welfare & Poverty
Former Vice President; previously Democratic Senator (DE)
Click here for 17 full quotes by Joe Biden OR click here for Joe Biden on other issues.
  • Equalize home tax rates for red-lined minority neighborhoods. (Oct 2020)
  • Help minorities buy homes, start businesses, amass wealth. (Aug 2020)
  • I fought red-lining and now I fight race-based home pricing. (Feb 2020)
  • I first got involved in politics to fight red-lining. (Feb 2020)
  • 2005 Bankruptcy bill was flawed, but my input made it better. (May 2019)
  • Defining issue as Obama VP: restoring the middle class. (Nov 2017)
  • Middle class makes us strong, give hope to poor. (Jul 2016)
  • Americans don't want handouts, just to be given a chance. (Sep 2014)
  • It's not "culture of dependency"; it's acquiring skills. (Sep 2012)
  • No faith-based initiative; it ain’t broke, so don’t fix it. (Oct 2007)
  • We’re no longer certain our kids will be better off than us. (Feb 2007)
  • Voted YES on welfare block grants. (Aug 1996)
  • Voted YES on eliminating block grants for food stamps. (Jul 1996)
  • Voted NO on allowing state welfare waivers. (Jul 1996)
  • Voted YES on welfare overhaul. (Sep 1995)
  • Fully fund AmeriCorps. (Jun 2003)
  • Develop a strategy to eliminate extreme global poverty. (Dec 2007)
Don Blankenship on Welfare & Poverty
WV Senate contender and Constitution Party presidential nominee
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  • Welfare provisions misdirected & morally destructive. (May 2020)
Mike Bloomberg on Welfare & Poverty
Mayor of New York City (Independent)
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  • Greenwood Initiative: a million more homes in black hands. (Feb 2020)
  • More African-American home ownership; study reparations. (Feb 2020)
  • Put more bank branches in minority neighborhoods. (Feb 2020)
  • I fought against red-lining in communities. (Feb 2020)
  • Create 1 million new black homeowners. (Jan 2020)
  • Mayors Challenge: grants to cities for improving urban life. (Dec 2019)
  • Created or preserved 175,000 affordable homes. (Nov 2019)
  • Expand the earned income tax credit to raise real wages. (Dec 2017)
  • Count poverty based on all costs, minus welfare assistance. (Dec 2007)
  • Opportunity NYC: cash transfer to break cycle of poverty. (Apr 2007)
  • Instituted $7.5B municipal affordable housing plan. (Mar 2007)
Cory Booker on Welfare & Poverty
Mayor of Newark; N.J. Senator; 2020 presidential contender (withdrawn)
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  • Refundable tax credit for difference from average rent. (Nov 2019)
  • Level of U.S. child poverty is a moral obscenity. (Oct 2019)
  • HOME Act: $134 billion a year via EITC for people in poverty. (Jan 2019)
  • Newark got disproportionate share of dumps & jails. (Feb 2016)
  • Post-WWII policy of redlining forced racially-biased housing. (Feb 2016)
  • Expand EITC to more families & to job grants. (Jun 2014)
  • Increase EITC collections with public-private partnerships. (Oct 2013)
  • Resided in housing project after law school, to help tenants. (Dec 2012)
  • 2011: Founded PAC to support urban-issue candidates. (May 2012)
  • Assist beneficiaries with earned income tax credit. (Feb 2008)
  • Force landlords to provide heat to residents. (Feb 2002)
Pete Buttigieg on Welfare & Poverty
Democratic Presidential Challenger; IN Mayor
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  • Dow Jones doesn't measure performance of economy. (Feb 2020)
  • Measure economy by poverty levels, not by Dow Jones. (Feb 2020)
  • Every religion says we should care for our neighbors. (Sep 2019)
  • Scripture is about protecting the stranger and the poor. (Mar 2019)
  • 1000 Homes in 1000 Days: repair or demolish abandoned homes. (Mar 2019)
  • Deal with 1,000 abandoned buildings in 1,000 days. (Feb 2019)
  • Public scoreboard showing progress on 1,000 abandoned homes. (Feb 2019)
Julian Castro on Welfare & Poverty
Democratic Presidential Challenger (withdrawn); former HUD Secretary
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  • Bring back LGBT non-discrimination policies for HUD housing. (Oct 2019)
  • Construction funding & rent subsidies for affordable housing. (Jul 2019)
  • ConnectHome: Support affordable housing. (Apr 2019)
  • Lower energy consumption in HUD-assisted housing. (Apr 2019)
  • Government can help needy families get back on their feet. (Mar 2019)
  • ConnectHome: make HUD the Department of Opportunity. (Jan 2017)
Bill de Blasio on Welfare & Poverty
NYC Mayor; Democratic Presidential Challenger (withdrawn)
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  • We need a president who has seen the face of poverty. (Jun 2019)
  • There's plenty of money to invest; it's in the wrong hands. (Jun 2019)
  • 1990s: Regional director in Pres. Clinton's HUD. (May 2019)
  • Intensify City's anti-displacement and housing affordability. (Apr 2019)
  • More affordable housing than ever, and fewer homeless. (Jan 2019)
  • Recognize & legalize basement apartments & granny flats. (Oct 2013)
Rocky De La Fuente on Welfare & Poverty
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    No stance on record.
Tulsi Gabbard on Welfare & Poverty
Democratic Presidential Challenger; HI Rep.
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  • Voted NO on maintaining work requirement for welfare recipients. (Mar 2013)
Kirsten Gillibrand on Welfare & Poverty
Democratic Senator (NY); Democratic Candidate for President (withdrawn)
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  • We used to care about the least among us. (Jul 2019)
  • Special Counsel for HUD under President Clinton. (Sep 2014)
  • Served briefly under Clinton as Special Counsel for HUD. (Apr 2010)
  • Voted YES on instituting National Service as a new social invention. (Mar 2009)
  • Support school breakfast for low-income children. (Mar 2009)
Mike Gravel on Welfare & Poverty
Libertarian for President; Former Dem. Senator (AK); withdrew from Presidential primary July 2019
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  • Redistribute wealth nationally, like Alaska Permanent Fund. (Apr 2019)
  • Patchwork system addresses emergencies but not poverty. (Jan 2008)
  • No position on faith-based initiatives. (Oct 2007)
  • US ranks low worldwide in poverty statistics. (Nov 2006)
  • Citizens Wage: $5000 income from feds to banish poverty. (Jan 1972)
  • Workfare is morally repugnant; why not “wealthwork”? (Jan 1972)
Kamala Harris on Welfare & Poverty
Democratic candidate for President (withdrawn); California Senator
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  • Use the tax code to alleviate homelessness. (Oct 2019)
  • Massively expand the EITC (Earned Income Tax Credit). (Jul 2019)
  • Subsidies for Affordable Housing renters and homeowners. (Jul 2019)
  • LIFT Act and Rent Relief: $42 billion to people in poverty. (Jan 2019)
  • Tenants not named in foreclosure can stop eviction process. (Jul 2012)
Howie Hawkins on Welfare & Poverty
Green Party Challenger for President
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  • Build affordable housing & universal rent control. (May 2019)
  • Reintegrate urban amenities, like walkable mixed-use cities. (May 2019)
  • Expand public works to guarantee an adequate income. (Oct 2006)
  • Repeal Taft- Hartley. (Jul 2006)
John Hickenlooper on Welfare & Poverty
Democratic Presidential Challenger (withdrew, Aug. 2019); CO Governor
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  • Make the case that we can deliver an urban agenda. (Jul 2019)
  • Double the EITC (Earned Income Tax Credit). (Jul 2019)
  • Use marijuana tax revenue to address chronic homelessness. (Jan 2017)
  • More affordable housing via construction defects legislation. (Jan 2017)
  • Involve businesses and faith org's to address homelessness. (May 2016)
  • Denver's Road Home: wraparound services for homeless. (May 2016)
  • One Congregation-One Family: churches mentor homeless. (Jan 2013)
Jo Jorgensen on Welfare & Poverty
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  • Government anti-poverty programs don't work. (Jul 2020)
John Kasich on Welfare & Poverty
Republican Governor; previously Representative (OH-12); 2000 & 2016 candidate for President
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  • Our essence was putting yourself in somebody else's shoes. (Aug 2018)
  • Champion the underdog, those discounted by society. (Apr 2017)
  • Welfare without a path to work doesn't work. (Apr 2017)
  • Let's reform welfare for rich people as well as poor. (Oct 2015)
  • There are moral and practical reasons to help the poor. (Aug 2015)
  • Matthew 25 commands us to aid the less fortunate. (Mar 2015)
  • People who played by the rules suffered; act decisively now. (Feb 2015)
  • Reach out and help those who live in the shadows. (Feb 2015)
  • Replace war on the poor with Christian compassion. (Oct 2013)
  • Chaired committee which overhauled the welfare system. (Nov 2010)
  • Focus next phase of welfare reform on fathers. (May 1999)
  • Voted YES on responsible fatherhood via faith-based organizations. (Nov 1999)
  • Limit welfare to 2 years & cut welfare spending. (Sep 1994)
Amy Klobuchar on Welfare & Poverty
DFL Sr Senator (MN); Democratic presidential contender
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  • One size doesn't fit all, for rural poverty. (Feb 2020)
  • Eradicate child poverty in a generation. (Feb 2020)
  • Economic opportunity must be for everyone. (Jul 2019)
  • Expand the EITC (Earned Income Tax Credit). (Jul 2019)
  • Voted YES on instituting National Service as a new social invention. (Mar 2009)
Gloria La Riva on Welfare & Poverty
Party for Socialism and Liberation nominee for President
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  • Increase housing subsides; allow rent control. (Aug 2020)
  • Make affordable housing a Constitutional right. (Feb 2016)
Beto O`Rourke on Welfare & Poverty
Democratic candidate for President; Texas Senator nominee
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  • Pushed "El Paso renaissance": Walmart replaces poor housing. (Mar 2019)
  • Voted NO on maintaining work requirement for welfare recipients. (Mar 2013)
  • Sponsored maintaining SNAP nutrition assistance program. (Feb 2013)
Barack Obama on Welfare & Poverty
Democratic President (2009-2017); IL Senator (2004-2008)
Click here for 28 full quotes by Barack Obama OR click here for Barack Obama on other issues.
  • We'll debate unconditional free money over next 10 years. (Apr 2019)
  • Expand tax cuts for childless low income workers. (Jan 2016)
  • FactCheck: Upward mobility hasn't stalled; US always was low. (Jan 2014)
  • Earned Income Tax Credit has helped half of all families. (Jan 2014)
  • Community organizing brings about redistributive change. (Feb 2013)
  • People want a hand up, not a handout. (Sep 2012)
  • Help refinancing for homeowners facing foreclosure. (Feb 2009)
  • FactCheck: Cannot limit refinancing to responsible borrowers. (Feb 2009)
  • Still denying decent wages, good benefits, & fair treatment. (Jul 2008)
  • AdWatch: Fought for workers from college thru Senate. (Jul 2008)
  • GovWatch: Welfare laws he “passed” were federally mandated. (Jul 2008)
  • Cut poverty in half in 10 years, with faith-based help. (Apr 2008)
  • Welfare policies contributed to erosion of black families. (Mar 2008)
  • Create 20 Promise Neighborhoods in high-poverty cities. (Feb 2008)
  • 1980s: Director of the Developing Communities Project. (Oct 2007)
  • Stop Fraud Act: full disclosure in subprime lending. (Sep 2007)
  • Engages people of faith on all aspects of his public service. (Aug 2007)
  • Saw dire poverty as a child in Indonesia. (Aug 2007)
  • 1985: Launched project to give voice to disempowered. (Aug 2007)
  • Ownership Society is another term for “Social Darwinism”. (Aug 2007)
  • Community organizer on Chicago’s South Side. (Feb 2007)
  • Black churches minister to social needs out of necessity. (Oct 2006)
  • Welfare recipients know how to succeed but need help. (Jul 2004)
  • Belief that "I am my brother's keeper" makes America work. (Jul 2004)
  • $100M increase in IL Earned Income Tax Credit. (Jun 2004)
  • Inner city problems are the painful truths. (Aug 1996)
  • Exorcise the ghostly figure that haunts black dreams. (Aug 1996)
  • Develop a strategy to eliminate extreme global poverty. (Dec 2007)
Mike Pence on Welfare & Poverty
Republian nominee for Vice President; Governor of Indiana; former Representative (IN-6)
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  • Faith-based community gives us hope for new opportunities. (Jul 2013)
  • Voted NO on instituting National Service as a new social invention. (Mar 2009)
  • Voted NO on providing $70 million for Section 8 Housing vouchers. (Jun 2006)
  • Voted YES on promoting work and marriage among TANF recipients. (Feb 2003)
  • Voted YES on treating religious organizations equally for tax breaks. (Jul 2001)
Bernie Sanders on Welfare & Poverty
Democratic primary challenger; Independent VT Senator; previously Representative (VT-At-Large)
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  • Whites should not do so much better than blacks. (Feb 2020)
  • Deal with 500,000 people sleeping on streets, AND Trump. (Nov 2019)
  • U.S. is wealthy, but have highest child poverty rate. (Sep 2019)
  • Focus big time on rebuilding distressed communities. (Jul 2019)
  • 1980s USSR housing worse than U.S.'s, but they pay only 5%. (May 2019)
  • Would sign reparations bill; wants investment in poor areas. (Apr 2019)
  • Every American is entitled to minimum standard of living. (Apr 2019)
  • Sanders supports economic help for blacks, not reparations. (Mar 2019)
  • Puerto Rico nearly bankrupt after Great Recession. (Oct 2017)
  • Welfare to low-wage workers subsidizes profitable companies. (Aug 2017)
  • Burlington Community Land Trust for affordable housing. (Nov 2016)
  • Grotesque inequality is unsustainable and immoral. (Nov 2016)
  • Senior poverty AND childhood poverty are increasing. (Nov 2016)
  • We should not lead the world in childhood poverty. (Oct 2015)
  • Economic inequality & institutional racism exist in parallel. (Sep 2015)
  • Advocate for social benefits of public assistance programs. (Sep 2015)
  • 3.5 million Americans homeless is unacceptable. (Sep 2015)
  • All religions call usury immoral: apply that to credit cards. (Dec 2010)
  • Predatory lending practices caused 2008 recession. (Oct 2008)
  • Economic insecurity is pivotal in how one lives one's life. (Jun 1997)
  • Land Trust: affordable housing by resale below market rates. (Jun 1997)
  • Opposed cutting food stamps. (Jun 1997)
  • U.S. has highest income inequality in industrialized world. (Jun 1997)
  • Voted YES on instituting National Service as a new social invention. (Mar 2009)
  • Voted YES on providing $70 million for Section 8 Housing vouchers. (Jun 2006)
  • Voted NO on promoting work and marriage among TANF recipients. (Feb 2003)
  • Voted NO on treating religious organizations equally for tax breaks. (Jul 2001)
  • Voted NO on responsible fatherhood via faith-based organizations. (Nov 1999)
  • Increase the earned income tax credit. (Jan 1993)
  • Fully fund Head Start; Job Corps; and WIC food program. (Apr 1993)
  • Support school breakfast for low-income children. (Mar 2009)
  • Reduce the concentration of wealth & wage inequality. (Nov 1999)
Mark Sanford on Welfare & Poverty
Republican SC Governor; previously Representative (SC-1); GOP Presidential Challenger (withdrawn)
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  • Redirect welfare funding to faith-based organizations. (Nov 2002)
  • Voted NO on responsible fatherhood via faith-based organizations. (Nov 1999)
  • Limit welfare to 2 years & cut welfare spending. (Sep 1994)
Howard Schultz on Welfare & Poverty
Starbucks CEO; independent candidate for President until July 2019
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  • FoodShare: Distribute unsold Starbucks items to food banks. (May 2016)
  • Small loans to coffee farmers in Rwanda & Costa Rica. (Mar 2012)
  • Bought cows for coffee co-op farmers in Rwanda. (Mar 2012)
  • Donates 8-day-old coffee beans to food banks. (Jan 1999)
Tom Steyer on Welfare & Poverty
Democratic Presidential Challenger; CEO
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  • Think much more ambitiously about poverty and how to end it. (Feb 2020)
  • Racism is not in the past so we need reparations to fix it. (Feb 2020)
  • Billions for affordable housing; market won't do it. (Feb 2020)
  • Increase the earned income tax credit. (Feb 2020)
  • When you look at inequality, you have to start with housing. (Nov 2019)
  • Our affordable housing situation is a crisis. (Nov 2019)
Donald Trump on Welfare & Poverty
2016 Republican incumbent President; 2000 Reform Primary Challenger for President
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  • 7M people off welfare and food stamps. (Feb 2020)
  • Opportunity Zones in 9,000 neglected neighborhoods. (Feb 2020)
  • Rebuild our black inner cities, which are so sad. (Sep 2016)
  • Help those in need by massive tax cuts & cutting regulations. (Sep 2016)
  • 1970s: opposed rent control but lived in rent-controlled apt. (Aug 2016)
  • 1981: Rent-control tenants are "millionaires in mink coats". (Aug 2016)
  • Sought to exclude welfare recipients from his residences. (Sep 2015)
  • OpEd:"dog-whistle" racist language links "welfare" & "black". (Sep 2015)
  • I don't like firing people; work makes people better. (Dec 2011)
  • Food stamps should be temporary; not a decade on the dole. (Dec 2011)
  • Apply welfare-to-work to 76 other welfare programs. (Dec 2011)
  • I give a lot of money away to charity. (Sep 2008)
  • Let "saints" help teen moms; restrict public assistance. (Jul 2000)
Jesse Ventura on Welfare & Poverty
Former Independent MN Governor; possible Presidential Challenger
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  • Transition from Welfare to Self-Sufficiency. (Dec 2000)
  • Social programs should be a safety net, not a hammock. (Jul 2000)
  • Focus welfare on jobs & training. (Jul 2000)
  • Believes in private charity, not government charity. (Jan 1999)
  • Support LIHEAP, low-income heating assistance. (May 2000)
  • Maintain federal Social Services Block Grant funding. (Sep 2001)
  • Maintain flexibility & funding levels for TANF block grants. (Sep 2001)
Arvin Vohra on Welfare & Poverty
Libertarian candidate for President; Libertarian Party Vice-Chair
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    No stance on record.
Joe Walsh on Welfare & Poverty
Republican presidential primary challenger (former IL Rep.)
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  • Abolish Fannie Mae; too much focus on home ownership. (Nov 2010)
Elizabeth Warren on Welfare & Poverty
Massachusetts Senator; former head of CFPB; Dem. Presidential Challenger
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  • My housing plan deals with the after-effects of red-lining. (Feb 2020)
  • Need race-conscious laws to overcome housing discrimination. (Feb 2020)
  • Not enough housing: build 3M units and no discrimination. (Nov 2019)
  • Raise wealth tax rate for healthcare & affordable housing. (Nov 2019)
  • Need funding to help LGBTQ homeless youth. (Oct 2019)
  • Wealth tax of two cents, to fund education and childcare. (Jul 2019)
  • Bankruptcy filers are squeezed by economy, not irresponsible. (May 2019)
  • Build 3.2 million new affordable housing units. (Apr 2019)
  • Government should subsidize new home building. (Mar 2019)
  • Focus on poverty, not corporate profit: raise minimum wage. (Mar 2019)
  • Address housing crisis by assisting cities & homebuyers. (Feb 2019)
  • Rental market has discrimination just like housing market. (Apr 2017)
  • Strong safety net is needed now more than ever. (Apr 2016)
  • Those in poverty fight for crumbs left over from the wealthy. (Nov 2014)
  • Nobody should work full-time and still live in poverty. (May 2014)
  • Foreclosures made recession's biggest victims. (May 2010)
  • Make a balanced, sustainable lifetime financial plan. (Jan 2006)
  • Balanced Money Formula: must-haves vs. wants vs. savings. (Jan 2006)
  • For non-wealthy, financial house is built on sand. (Jan 2006)
  • Refinancing mortgages shouldn't require more debt. (Jan 2006)
  • Home equity is a trap: can't borrow your way out of debt. (Jan 2006)
Bill Weld on Welfare & Poverty
Libertarian Party nominee for Vice Pres.; former GOP MA Governor; 2020 GOP Presidential Challenger
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  • Greatly increase the earned income tax credit. (Sep 2019)
  • Have private sector take over social services. (Feb 2019)
  • Instituted work requirements for welfare recipients. (Aug 2005)
  • Wage all-out war on culture of welfare dependency. (Apr 1996)
Kanye West on Welfare & Poverty
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    No stance on record.
Marianne Williamson on Welfare & Poverty
Author & Democratic Presidential Challenger
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  • Equal access to opportunity for a stable democracy. (Jul 2019)
  • Welfare is social justice, not charity. (Jul 2018)
Andrew Yang on Welfare & Poverty
Democratic Presidential Challenger & Tech CEO
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  • Disentangle economic value and human value. (Feb 2020)
  • If no action taken, minority wealth will be zer0 by 2053. (Feb 2020)
  • Relaxing zoning laws would boost affordable housing. (Aug 2019)
  • Increase affordable housing; get localities to change zoning. (Apr 2019)
  • Freedom Dividend: create a universal basic income. (Mar 2019)
  • Create culture of lifting up the least among us. (May 2018)
  • Non-profit work is dispiriting if not rapidly expanding. (Feb 2014)


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