Commissioners Recognize Anti-Poverty Month

La Plata, MD - 1/10/2012

By Andy Marquis

A proclamation was issued recognizing January as National Anti-Poverty Month by the Charles County Commissioners on Tuesday morning.  The county is moving forward with efforts, in a pilot program, to reduce the impact of poverty in the county’s second district.

“This is a national recognition,” Commissioner Debra Davis (D: 2nd) said.  “The entire country is recognizing anti-poverty month in January.”

Davis has led the anti-poverty charge in Charles County.  The second district, which Davis represents, encompasses Nanjemoy and Bryan’s Road.  The standard of living issues have become front and center over recent years.  Political activist Cornell Posey has worked to keep the issues that region faces in the spotlight with numerous rallies and the formation of the “Bucket TEA Party”.

The county recently adopted a pilot program for low income housing in rural areas, and is working with the State of Maryland.  Davis previously spoke with TheBAYNET about this.