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Freedom Budget and Poverty

1967 General Resolution

NOTING that one-fifth of the population of the United States lives in poverty, which makes it difficult to live with dignity;

NOTING, also, that the United States has embarked upon an anti-poverty program which has had critical cutbacks in funds and faces possible further reductions;

The Unitarian Universalist Association:

  1. Affirms that, in spite of the high cost of the Vietnam War, the country can afford effective measures to eliminate poverty and must increase its efforts so that the living conditions and aspirations of the poor will be raised; and
  2. Proposes that a study be initiated by all member churches and fellowships of the A. Philip Randolph Institute's blueprint, A Freedom Budget for All Americans, which proposes the expenditure of sufficient funds to eradicate poverty in the United States in the next decade.

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