Friday April 16, 2021
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Poor People's Movements

Deb Konechne | St. Paul, MN | 4/02/01
Members of the Welfare Rights Committee construct "Venturaville" out of cardboard boxes and tarps, in front of Governor Jesse Ventura's...
Deb Konechne | St. Paul, MN | 4/02/01
In a nationally unprecedented move, a bill to repeal the time limit on welfare was introduced at the Minnesota State Capitol.
Michael Wood | St. Paul, MN | 2/01/01
"We are here at the state capitol demanding that this government stop attacking the poor! We are here to demand an end to the 5-year lifetime limit...
Deb Konechne | Minneapolis, MN | 12/27/00
November 19, poor families and members of the Welfare Rights Committee flooded into the Hennepin County Government Center to confront the heads of welfare...
Linden Gawboy | St. Paul, MN | 12/26/00
Poor people will take over the Minnesota State Capitol on February 1, 2000, the opening day of the legislative session.
Mick Kelly | St. Paul, MN | 12/25/00
The Minnesota Welfare Rights Coalition (MN-WRC) put Michael O'Keefe, the state commissioner of Human Services, in the hot seat on December 3.
Mick Kelly | Minnesota | 10/01/00
The Minnesota Welfare Rights Coalition has issued a call for all progressive organizations to sign a declaration against the five-year limit on welfare.
Deb Konechne | Minnesota | 8/31/00
On August 22, low income families across Minnesota held protests to mark the fourth anniversary of the signing of the federal welfare "reform"...
Kim DeFranco | St. Paul, MN | 7/26/00
The MN Welfare Rights Coalition (MN WRC) won a victory at the State Capital in the 2000 legislative session.
Linden Gawboy | Minneapolis, MN | 7/11/00
"It's time to declare war, on the war on the poor," said Glen Johnson of the Minnesota Welfare Rights Coalition (MN-WRC) as fighters...