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Susan Collins

Laurel grassroots advocates take on big change

Laurel grassroots advocates take on big change

Everyday citizens can bring about an end to world poverty.

That's the message being spread by the Laurel chapter of RESULTS, a national network of 110 grassroots citizen lobbies that is marking its 35th anniversary this year.

"We have the resources and we have the technology, but we need to create the political will," says Ed Greville, a Montpelier resident and member of the Laurel chapter, which is looking to add more members.

"People need to get involved and convince our legislators to take action," he said. "There are millions of children worldwide under the age of 5 dying each year from hunger, and we're just not going to bother to...