1. Ending Poverty in America. In the richest nation in the world, there’s no reason why any person should live in abject poverty. We have to be committed to an economic system that is not going leave no one behind in poverty. It’s a conscious choice America makes to not eradicate poverty. If our nation was truly interested in eliminating poverty, it could be done in a matter of minutes. For this to happen, there must be a greater will expressed by the American people, and there must be significant pressure placed on local, state and federal leaders to engender policies and legislation that will end poverty. Although there’s a burgeoning movement to exterminate poverty, a massive number of more people must get involved in this movement for it to accomplish the essential goal of living in a nation devoid of poverty.
2. Ending Illiteracy in America. If we make a true commitment to education at the local, state and national level, there’s no reason why we cannot eliminate illiteracy in America. More people could be helped with their inability to read if they would shed their pride and ask for help. Of course, there needs to be more resources made available to assist the illiterate.
3. Ending Homelessness in America. In the wealthiest nation in the world, every individual should have adequate shelter.
4. Ending Chronic Hunger in America. America has enough money to ensure everyone has adequate food to eat. This is why the food stamps program should be supported and not attacked. We need to make necessary reforms to remove waste, fraud and abuse in the program, but people who don’t have money to purchase food to eat should be provided with the resources.
5. Ending Unemployment in America. In this nation, we have the ability to guarantee that every person who desires to work can be employed, including self-employment.
6. Ending HIV/AIDS and Cancer. With many of the most remarkable researchers and scholars in the world, we should remain hope that a cure to incurable diseases will emerge.
Antonio Maurice Daniels
University of Wisconsin-Madison
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