Because Hart Cunningham wants to give all Americans a chance to realize their full potential, his administration will be committed to the belief that no American should live in poverty. When in office, Hart Cunningham will redirect resources away from wasteful programs that do not benefit Americans. Approved by the current administration the US will spend 1.7 trillion  to expand a nuclear arsenal that is excessive use of taxpayer’s money; some of these funds can address poverty on a national level. As long as America is military might remain unrivaled, a better use of defense budget helping Americans who struggle to make ends meet in social programs that solve poverty.
The Cunningham administration believes the new tax rates for America’s wealthiest individuals and corporation is bad for the country. As the affluent and corporations become more prosperous with the further tax cuts, our nation is becoming less stable within our borders with increased poverty. Through legislation of a single-payer health care system, plus increased funding to the WIC, the ACA, and other programs that assist the poor we will stabilize the nation and begin to realize prosperity for all.
The Cunningham administration is also committed to increasing public spending on education, for no other form of federal investment has proven as effective at bringing Americans out of poverty and into the middle class through quality public education. Presently, the United States is missing a chance to invest in children who live in poverty: on average, public schools spend $1,200 less per student in poor districts than in rich ones. Doing so further reinforces the gap between the rich and poor, The Cunningham administration will direct more funds to school districts that serve poor communities. When all American children have quality public education, regardless of their parents’ income, the nation as a whole will benefit. Increased investment in public education and public assistance programs will be just two parts of the Cunningham administration, fight against poverty. In addition to substantial education reform, the plan is to invest in increased numbers of clinics that offer free, preventive care, prenatal care and addiction services. Doing so is an urgent need because the United States currently ranks last in maternal mortality rates among developed nations. In addition, the opioid crisis has our country is in an emergency state and needs strong leadership direction. Time
All Americans need a guaranteed basic income regardless of their ability to work. While this idea may seem radical, its implementation would bring America closer to realizing Dr. Martin Luther King’s vision of a society in which all citizens can obtain justice and prosperity. Indeed, convinced that any combination of indirect approaches to addressing poverty would necessarily prove inadequate, Dr. King began advocating the establishment of a guaranteed basic income in the 1960s. To do so “is not only moral,” he wrote, “it is also intelligent.” As he concluded, “The curse of poverty has no justification in our age…The time has come for us to civilize ourselves by the total, direct and immediate abolition of poverty.” 
Finally, Hart Cunningham realizes you cannot fight economic inequality without challenging racial bias. Because white job applicants presently receive more callbacks than black job applicants do, the Cunningham administration will increase enforcement of America’s employment discrimination laws. Incarceration linked to poverty and lack of jobs, the Hart Cunningham administration will pressure prosecutors to end discriminatory sentencing and for-profit prison programs. Hart Cunningham recognizes that the fight to narrow the income gap will be won by addressing discrimination and closing the inequality gap. These means and others commit the Hart Cunningham administration committed to delivering prosperity and security to all Americans because no man, woman or child should live in poverty.
 King, Martin Luther, Jr. Where Do We Go From Here: Chaos or Community? Boston: Beacon Press, 1967. Print