Poverty has been a familiar experience during the majority of my life. I lived under a level of poverty that would be classified in the US as "Deep Poverty" by the Census Bureau. My family did not live under those conditions when I was born, but my family worked themselves down from very little, to deep poverty. However, while I do not wish such a reality on anyone, it helped me see a perspective I would most likely be blinded to otherwise, especially in this society. I experienced, first-hand, the depths an individual could fall when everything necessary for survival is a commodity to be sold in the market. The poverty of our era is unlike that of any other. It is not, as poverty was before, the result of natural scarcity, but of a set of priorities imposed upon the rest of the world by the rich, to create artificial scarcity....
The state of our current health care system is disastrous. The coronavirus has exposed the deficiencies, which are many, in our current system. This cannot continue on. We allow corporate influences to manipulate policy so that our system prioritizes profit over adequate care. We must reform our system to at the very least bring it to the standards of every other developed nation.
With the current CO2 emissions of the globe, we are on the path to make our way of life, that we have become so accustomed to, impossible. We must do what we can to reduce the global emissions to net-zero by the year 2030 when it is projected the global temperature will increase by 1.5 degrees celsius. If it rises by 2 degrees celsius by 2100 the effects could be disastrous.
Our education system is a complete mess. Not only are the qualitative standards behind several countries, we pay far more than most of them per student. Furthermore, the United States has a completely unique crisis of student debt, because our system hamstrings students with crippling debt before they even finish their education, shackling them, for the profit of corporations.
The United States is the wealthiest nation on earth, and we have a crisis of homelessness across several cities. Corporate gentrification pushing those who do not have a certain degree of wealth to the outskirts, making it harder for them to function being further away from reliable transportation, stores, government facilities, etc. Homelessness is a crushing cycle that continues in perpetuity unless we have proper systems in place to catch those who fall below a certain degree with a social safety net. It costs more money to deal with the effects of homelessness than it does to deal with homelessness at its source, and that is the affordability of housing.
The only action I request from anyone is their vote, anything more is a benefit. However, if you have surplus time or money and would like to donate a portion of either or both, It's very appreciated. With your help, together, we will challenge the establishment and corporate forces that are continually suppressing our voice. We will collectively use our voices, to the point that our voices will be so loud, it can't be ignored or suppressed.