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BY Tracy Molm | Saint Paul, MN | 3/27/14
On March 25 Welfare Rights Committee (WRC) members sat in at Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton’s office throughout the morning to demand welfare grant increases for poor families in Minnesota. The sit-in was timed to coincide with a Senate hearing on bills pushed by the Welfare Rights Committee.
BY Deb Konechne | St. Paul, MN | 6/20/13
Because of the Welfare Rights Committee’s fierce battle at the State Capitol, the first increase for welfare since 1986 passed and was signed into law by the governor in late May.
BY staff | St. Paul, MN | 1/22/13
The Twin Cites-based Welfare Rights Committee (WRC) issued a statement today, Jan. 22, responding to Governor Dayton’s 2014-2015 budget proposal.
BY staff | | 6/05/08
Taking the podium at the June 3 meeting of the Legislative Commission to End Poverty by 2020, Angel Buechner, flanked by members of the Welfare Rights Committee, stated, “We are here today at the ‘retreat’ of the Legislative Commission to End Poverty to speak out against the tens of millions of dollars stolen from Minnesota’s poor.
BY staff | St. Paul, MN | 4/16/08
Low-income families spoke out April 15 against the state politicians who are raiding federal welfare (TANF) funds to balance the budget.
BY Kim DeFranco | Minneapolis, MN | 9/09/06
“Welfare de-form is a failure and a disaster,” stated Angella Khan, Welfare Rights Committee member.
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