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Anna Launches Mayoral Campaign to Activate Tulsa’s Churches in Community’s Root Challenges

“Statistics are now showing us that when a child is raised in a broken home,” says Anna Falling, “His chances are much greater to grow up to commit crimes, end up in the criminal justice system, and cost taxpayers more than $1 million dollars over the years in police costs, jail costs, welfare and food stamps, and eventually disability costs. Now multiply that by thousands of growing children who are suffering from worse conditions of crime and poverty, and then multiply that by the annual growing rate of crime and incarceration, and you can see why each year the budgets on the City, State and National levels can no longer can handle the core problems of the community.”

“Streets, community infrastructure and job creation efforts all will continue to lose the funding needed each year because of the spiraling crime and poverty costs.”

Standing in front of the ministry she and her husband founded in 1996, Falling said the growth of Cornerstone Assistance Network to serve hundreds of area churches to provide more than 161,000 acts of assistance, is the kind of movement that must be done now on the City of Tulsa level. Continue reading

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