NEW WALK-IN HOURS AT OUR MAIN OFFICE. Effective April 22, 2024, our office will be open Tuesdays-Thursdays, 9:30am-4:30pm (closed Mondays and Fridays).
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The War on Poverty

Was Launched 60 Years Ago on January 8, 1964

60 Years Ago Today: The War on Poverty Was Launched
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Community Action Marin is proud to continue our local anti-poverty leadership as we mark a historic milestone.

Sixty years ago today, on January 8th, 1964, President Lyndon B. Johnson boldly declared an “unconditional War on Poverty in America” in his first State of the Union address. In what would become known as one of the most important speeches of his presidency, Johnson outlined his objective to provide hope and opportunity to all by combatting poverty in our nation.

Johnson emphasized that the War on Poverty could not be won solely in Washington but required local engagement across the entire country. Within days, a comprehensive blueprint for Johnson’s War on Poverty was drafted and the role of the Community Action Agency national network was designed and established, solidifying its integral part in the fight against poverty.

Today, Community Action Marin proudly exists as a testament to the enduring impact of this initiative launched six decades ago. As an organization, we deeply recognize and appreciate the rich history and significance of the extensive national network to which we belong.

Meeting needs head on, we not only provide vital services to our neighbors but also advocate for policy change in service to better outcomes for all in Marin County.

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