I meet them regularly. People on the knife-edge of homelessness and despair. Whether it is substance abuse, divorce, estrangement, medical problems or a vicious combination thereof — there are many in our country, towns and neighborhoods who are hanging on by their fingernails. And, not to mention, those who have fallen into poverty already.
These people are invisible. They aren’t in positions of influence. They are not in your social circles — they can’t afford it. They are unable to e-mail their congressmen and congresswomen because they do not have computers or cannot afford internet service. Their daily effort to survive is all they can do.
We must be their voice. Those who have income and spare time and who are not overwhelmed with simply coping to pay bills must be their advocates. Not because of politics or a philosophical opinion on social welfare and government responsibility, but simply because…
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