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tv   Weekly Presidential Address  CSPAN  May 16, 2015 6:24pm-6:26pm EDT

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communities, some manufacturing committees that suffered after the plants closer doors. it is true of some suburbs and inner cities were jobs can be hard to find and get to. that sense of unfairness and powerlessness has helped to fuel the kind of unrest we have seen in baltimore and ferguson and new york. it has many causes. from a basic lack of opportunity to groups feeling unfairly targeted by police. which means there is no single solution. there are many things that can make a difference and help. we have to do everything in our power to make this country's promise real for everyone willing to work. at a summit organized by catholics and evangelicals, i sat down with a conservative scholar and a policy expert to talk about opening more doors for opportunity. we know our efforts matter. since 1967, we have brought
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poverty down by 40%. thanks in part to programs like social security and the earned income tax credit for working families. we know there are folks from all faiths who care deeply about these beliefs. i hope this conversation continues, not as a question of whether but how we can work together to grow opportunity. because it is not words, but deeds, that make the difference. and from working tax cuts for parents to raising graduation rates to helping millions of americans secure health insurance when they do not have it a few years ago, our actions are making a difference. the lack of opportunity is not the only barrier for young people in the future they deserve. on monday, i will travel to camden, new jersey -- the city which has faced one of the highest crime rates in america. i will highlight some of the innovative things have done to help police do


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