Tuesday February 9, 2016
| Last update: Tuesday at 6:22 PM
BY staff | Minneapolis, MN | 1/15/16
Members of the Welfare Rights Committee were at the hearing held by the Legislative Working Group on Economic Disparities in Minnesota, Jan. 15, to press their demand that the politicians include the GAAIN (Give Aid to All in Need) bill - Senate File 1426 and House File 1533 - in the working group’s final recommendations.
BY Kim DeFranco | St. Paul, MN | 1/12/16
Members of the Welfare Rights Committee (WRC) and their supporters “occupied” the Minnesota Governor’s Mansion on Jan. 8. The protest demanded Democratic Governor Dayton give aid to all people in need.
BY staff | Saint Paul, MN | 1/07/16
Members of the Welfare Rights Committee (WRC) will ‘occupy’ the Governor’s mansion, at 4:00 p.m., Jan . 8. Protesters will be there on and off throughout the day and night.
BY Fabian Van Onzin | Houston, TX | 11/27/15
Over 20 activists protested outside of Wal-Mart in Memorial Heights, Nov. 27, to stand with low-wage workers in their struggle to for a $15 wage, health benefits and a pension.
BY Masao Suzuki | San Jose, CA | 8/12/15
On August 14, Social Security will be 80 years old. President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed the Social Security Act into law during the Great Depression to curtail mass poverty among older Americans. Today the Social Security benefits go to 39 million retirees, 11 million disabled people, and 9 million dependents or survivors of the retired or disabled. Social Security has brought down the poverty rate for the elderly so the poverty rate for elders is actually lower than working age adults or children.
BY Masao Suzuki | San Jose, CA | 8/12/15
On August 14, Social Security will be 80 years old. President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed the Social Security Act into law during the Great Depression to curtail mass poverty among older Americans. Today the Social Security benefits go to 39 million retirees, 11 million disabled people, and 9 million dependents or survivors of the retired or disabled. Social Security has brought down the poverty rate for the elderly so the poverty rate for elders is actually lower than working age adults or children.
BY staff | St. Paul, MN | 8/02/15
Minnesota’s Governor Mark Dayton and legislative leaders are considering bringing all the legislators from around the state, 201 of them, to talk about giving zero-interest loans and tax breaks to resort and business owners, claiming they will ‘suffer’ because the walleye fishing season is ending early on one lake - Lake Mille Lacs, in east-central Minnesota. Leaders of Minnesota’s low-income community are furious.
BY Linden Gawboy | Minneapolis, MN | 8/01/15
This past spring, Missouri imposed a 45-month limit on how long poor families can receive federally funded welfare benefits, down from 60 months. States setting time limits like this, and imposing other discriminatory hurdles for families to jump, was not allowed 20 years ago - but then President Bill Clinton gutted the welfare system
BY Kim DeFranco | St. Paul, MN | 6/13/15
As the politicians gather for the Minnesota special session, members of the Welfare Rights Committee confronted them with “Shame” signs.
BY staff | Madison, WI | 6/04/15
Last month, the Republican-dominated State Assembly continued their attempts to shame the 856,000 Wisconsin people using the food stamp program (called FoodShare), passing measures that would restrict what food could be purchased and requiring drug testing.
FoodShare, WIC
Syndicate content
inspectorrandoness