Wednesday July 1, 2015
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Poor People's Movements

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.
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...
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staff | Saint Paul, MN | 3/25/15
The Welfare Rights Committee’s bill to double the welfare grants for poor families in Minnesota cleared a key senate committee March 25.
staff | St. Paul, MN | 2/27/15
Welfare Rights Committee (WRC) members gathered at the Minnesota State Capitol Feb. 26 to demand that legislators pass bills to double the welfare grants...
Mick Kelly | Minneapolis, MN | 1/07/15
Kurt Daudt, a politician who has made a specialty out of bashing low-income people, was elected speaker of the Minnesota House of Representatives, Jan.6,...
Mick Kelly | St. Paul, MN | 1/06/15
The chant “What do we want? Raise the grants! When do we want it? Now!” boomed throughout the Minnesota State Capitol building, Jan. 6, as low-income...
staff | St. Paul, MN | 1/05/15
On Jan. 6, at 11:30 a.m., members of the Welfare Rights Committee will gather outside the capitol as legislators file into the building for the opening...
staff | Minneapolis, MN | 8/09/14
About 40 members and supporters of the Twin Cities-based Welfare Rights Committee (WRC) came together here, Aug. 9, to celebrate the two-year battle to...
staff | Washington, DC | 7/07/14
Conservative pundits are praising Republican lawmakers for blocking legislation in Congress to restore Emergency Unemployment Compensation (EUC).
staff | St. Paul, MN | 5/01/14
On April 30, members of the Welfare Rights Committee (WRC) gathered outside the House Chambers of the Minnesota state capitol to protest Governor Mark...
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