Ruth Innocent a RESULTS volunteer leader in Raleigh, NC, and is part of RESULTS Experts on Poverty program. The Experts on Poverty are a cohort of 15 people across the U.S., all with first-hand knowledge of and expertise about poverty, who share their experiences with decision makers and the media. She lives in Raleigh with her husband and three sons.
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October 20, 2015
Since joining RESULTS earlier this year, I’ve learned to understand the power of my own voice. If I speak up and demand change — and if other ordinary people do the same — our elected representatives will listen. That’s why advocacy is such an incredible force. It has the capacity to transform policy and impact the lives of millions of people. I wrote the op-ed below for the News and Observer in Raleigh, North Carolina, where I now live, and it was published this month . I want to see the end of poverty in my state and all over the country. I’m raising my voice for change, and I won’t give up...