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04/19/06

Congressmen Talk Poverty at Luncheon

Forty years ago, the Economic Opportunity Authority, or EOA, came into existence in Savannah. State and local leaders gathered at a luncheon today to celebrate the milestone. But they also focused on important issues.

Chief among them, poverty in Savannah and how local people should take an active role trying to get a grip on it.

"We don't want a mandate coming down from Washington, DC," said US Rep. Jack Kingston (R-GA Dist. 1).

"Local communities are the first responders and the last to problems that happen on the home front," noted US Rep. John Barrow (D-GA Dist. 12).

Barrow also says he's hoping to get the minimum wage raised.

Reported by: Christy Hutchings, chutchings@wtoc.com

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