Rise Together” to Cut Bay Area Poverty
Did you know that the Bay Area Poverty affects 440,000 families who live in poverty? This is hard to believe, isn’t it? Growing income inequality in our nation and state undermine the health of our democracy.
I’m proud to be one of four co-chairs of Rise Together, a new Bay Area movement to cut poverty in half by 2020; initially launched by United Way of the Bay Area. Rise Together includes diverse organizations, agencies, and individuals who understand that it takes all of us to tackle a problem of this magnitude. None of us can solve this alone.