CEO Paul Mero wrote an op-ed in the Salt Lake Tribune proposing a compact for poverty issues similar to the Utah Compact created for issues involving immigration. Mero suggests that the following values might help begin this important conversation:
First, we must see others as we see ourselves. . . .
Second, we must recognize that every other person is as unique as I am. . . .
Third, human dignity requires a person to feel needed and connected to others. . . .
Fourth, principles without values are dead. . . .
And, fifth, serving our poor is a redeeming act for society. . . .
You can read the entire op-ed here.