“Silver Rights…..a concept that commences the next phase of civil rights: an empowerment movement not only of American minorities, but for all poor, underserved and struggling middle class members of society.
It begins not with making more money, but making better decisions with the money you have. It’s foundational principles are grounded in the power of conversion: converting check cashing customers into banking customers, renters into homeowners, small business dreamers into small business owners, and minimum wage workers into living wage workers. The Civil Rights movement was fought in the streets. The Silver Rights movement will be fought in the suites. The goal of the Silver Rights Movement is to expand the free enterprise system, and to make it work for all."
“There is a difference between being broke and being poor. Being broke is a temporary economic condition. Being poor is a disabling frame of mind and a depressed condition of one’s spirit. We must vow never to be poor again”
- John Hope Bryant, Founder, Chairman & CEO, Operation HOPE