Letter: Work to end poverty

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So glad to hear of the work of Concerned Humans Against Poverty. (“Unity March Against Poverty focuses on homeless” by Patty Hastings, The Columbian, Jan. 16)

We can turn poverty around, it is even now being done by people speaking up to Congress. That is how the Earned Income Tax Credit and the Child Tax Credit became permanent, keeping 16 million Americans from falling into, or deeper into, poverty.

By calling or writing our senators, asking them to extend the Earned Income Tax Credit to childless working adults, we can stop them from being taxed into poverty. In this way we can honor Dr. King and our fellow man by becoming “quiet heroes” working to end poverty.