The War on Poverty


There is nothing new about poverty. What is new, however, is that we now have the resources to get rid of it. The time has come for an all-out world war against poverty … The well off and the secure have too often become indifferent and oblivious to the poverty and deprivation in their midst. Ultimately a great nation is a compassionate nation. No individual or nation can be great if it does not have a concern for ‘the least of these.” Martin Luther King, Jr.

In 1967, Dr. King wrote Where Do We Go From Here: Chaos or Community? In this book Dr. King shares his vision on eradicating poverty.  Forty-seven years later we are still having the conversation of poverty and wealth inequality.  What do you think Dr. King would say about today’s poverty?

This blog is a tribute to those who work endlessly in the fight against poverty and the campaigns they are currently fighting. I hope that this tribute will inspire others.

Below I have listed organizations that are making an impact on poverty in Baltimore:

I am also including some steps I personally take to ensure I am not part of the poverty problem:

  1. I don’t let unjust action happen in front of me without me saying or doing something about the unjust action.
  2. As part of the hiring process at Campaign Consultation, Inc., I encourage applicants to do a budget to assess their financial needs before they tell me what their salary requirements are. We don’t believe in hiring people at salaries that can’t provide a decent living.
  3. I donate my time and my money to organizations that are fighting poverty every day.

Please share your ideas and comments about the war on poverty!

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Demetria Barrett

Finance & Operations Manager at Campaign Consultation, Inc.
I have an affinity with nonprofits and small businesses. My commitment to making a change, growing small businesses and volunteering my skills are recognized throughout Baltimore City. As Finance and Operations Manager, I am responsible for managing all functions pertaining to finance, human resources, and operations necessary to maintain an effective, efficient, and sound corporate environment. Read more.

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