March 31st, 2013

I hope that you are enjoying Holy Week and Passover with your friends and family.

These celebrations, while very different, are defining holidays for Christians and Jews. As I reflected on the meanings behind them, I saw a common thread: freedom. We can put that freedom to work by being a force for good and a champion for peace.

Alabama is the second hungriest state in the country, and 19 percent of Alabamians – and 28 percent of our children – live below the federal poverty line.

The statistics can be overwhelming. Nevertheless, if we dedicate ourselves to truth, love, and God, we will be a part of something much stronger and more enduring than any negative power here on Earth.

I hope you share my faith that we can achieve a state of social justice where everyone has the opportunity to make the most of their potential, where they are not held back by where they are from, and every Alabamian is supported to succeed. Thank you for working with us to educate, engage, and advocate to reduce poverty in Alabama.

Wishing you a joyous Passover and a blessed Easter,

Kristina Scott

Executive Director, Alabama Possible-Alabama Poverty Project