“Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the capacity to stand in one’s truth with integrity no matter the consequences.”

This is the quote that I have plucked from the book The Rich and The Rest of Us.  150 million people are persistently poor and near poor in America today.  I am one of them.  Nothing will change in our country today until we wake up and accept that the majority of us are the poor and that we can make a difference.  Only our combined voices will create the change we need to see in our country and in our world.