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BY Kim DeFranco | Minneapolis, MN | 8/23/16
Members of the Welfare Rights Committee (WRC) and supporters protested the 20th anniversary of the passage of the disastrous U.S. welfare reform law.
BY Kim DeFranco | St. Paul, MN | 3/08/16
Members of the Welfare Rights Committee and their supporters rallied March 8 at the opening day of the 2016 Minnesota legislative session. The protest coincided with International Women’s Day.
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 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 | 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 Dayton’s State of the State address.
BY staff | St. Paul, MN | 3/04/13
A bill to double the welfare grants moved closer to passage, March 4, when members of the Senate Health, Human Services, and Housing policy committee passed Senate File 165.
BY staff | St. Paul, Minnesota | 2/06/13
Minnesota’s Governor Mark Dayton got an earful from members of the Welfare Rights Committee, Feb. 6, when he entered the House chambers in the Capitol building to deliver his State of the State address.
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