National conversation on poverty is needed to address the issues and impacts of growing poverty rates and how it affect communities. For example, who is living in poverty and how does it impact people’s lives? As noted in this article, almost one-fourth of our children are living in poverty and consists of mainly African Americans and Latinos. Furthermore, the current actions of political leaders in Congress can be seen as morally deprived when they are talking about reducing funding for social safety net programs such as SNAP and Medicare. It’s time for the true narrative of poverty to become mainstream and silence the lies that poverty stems from laziness and lack of motivation.