Sen. John Edwards Presents “Big Ideas” on Addressing U.S. and Global Poverty
March 19, 2007
On March 15, at the New Hampshire Institute of Politics, presidential candidate Sen. John Edwards spoke about reducing poverty in the United States and around the world. Sen. Edwards proposed a four-part plan for dealing with global poverty, starting with a “sweeping effort” to bring education to 23 millions children in poor countries.
Among Sen. Edwards suggestions was a worldwide summit on preventative health care in the developing world, providing economic opportunities and micro-financing for small businesses, and creating a Cabinet-level position to deal with combating global poverty.
In his speech, Edwards set the goal of bringing 12 million people out of poverty in the next decade and “eliminating U.S. poverty within 30 years.”
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