In August of 1964 Lyndon B. Johnson signed the Economic Opportunity Act. This act funded vocational training for people, and created job corps to train young people for their future jobs. This act was intended to fight poverty.
It strikes at the cause of poverty.
Lyndon B. Johnson won the election in 1964 in a landslide victory. This allowed him to continue to help people for another term. In his inaugural address he talks about how everyone needs to be helped regardless of race or gender.
In a land of great wealth, families must not live in hopeless poverty. In a land rich in harvest, children just must not go hungry.