Wednesday, October 15, 2008

poverty--a blog action day post

today is blog action day--blog action day encourages discussion about global issues that affect us all, in this case it is poverty. the question i have for you is two-fold: first, what do you think of when you think of poverty? and second, what, if anything, are you doing to assist those most in need? when i think of poverty, i think of it on a more local level--i think of my lovely state, new mexico. we are one of the poorest states in america; albuquerque has one of the highest poverty levels in an urban setting in the US. 13.5% of albuquerqueans live below the national poverty level; the rate for all of new mexico is almost 20%. we try and help in several ways: rich works in public medicine, we shop locally and buy directly from the producer whenever possible, we contribute to many charities, we pay our taxes in full and on time, and we do not patronize any business or purchase any products that use exploitative means. i hope to do better in the future, but to do more i have to know more so please put your ideas in the comments.

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  1. Great post...I have also done a poverty post..and If just one person reads it...It's one more person who understand's poverty! -x-

  2. Thanks for the post and for the action.

  3. i'm not yet in a position to donate to charity, so i turn to sites like freerice, kiva, and goodsearch, as ways to help alleviate poverty online.

    saw this post via the front page of blog action day. it's great that you're participating. :)

  4. i am honored to be a part of blog action day; i am merely fortunate to not be a member of the group under discussion.

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