NEW HOPE FOR PEMBROKE TOWNSHIP
As America suffers extreme inequality, a declining life expectancy and rising deaths of despair, we need a new push for economic justice. It should focus on the pockets of poverty like Pembroke.
Across America, there are pockets of poverty, communities that have been left behind or deprived of the basics needed to develop, like Pembroke Township, a small community south of Chicago along the Indiana border. In this community, one-third of the families live below the poverty line. It is one of the poorest communities in the country, with a median income that is among the lowest.