Pat LaMarche's experiences working with the nation's poor make her uniquely suited to answer the tough questions about how welfare, social services, inadequate education and societies other challenges effect the economy and the nation as well. As a journalist and award winning broadcaster Pat has spent more than two decades studying and reporting on poverty issues both in the U.S. and abroad. During her 2004 Green Party Campaign for U.S. Vice President, Pat took to the streets to uncover the lives of the homeless in what she called the "Left Out Tour." Pat traveled the nation living in homeless shelters and on the streets. The book she wrote about those experiences is called, "Left Out in America; the State of Homelessness in the United States."
Pat's newest book "Daddy, What's the Middle Class?" is a history book highlighting stories about how the American middle class invented itself and showcasing root causes of its current decline.
Pat's back in the trenches working at Carlisle C.A.R.E.S., an emergency homeless shelter that serves people experiencing the most desperate forms of homelessness.