BY staff | Saint Paul, MN | 7/10/10
On July 8, members of the Welfare Rights Committee (WRC) gathered outside the Ramsey County welfare office, holding signs and passing out fliers urging people to hold the candidates for office, especially the governor’s office, accountable to the poor, unemployed and homeless.
BY staff | Detroit, MI | 7/07/10
Podcast of Angel Buechner, of the Minnesota-based Welfare Rights Committee, at the U.S Social Forum, June 24, at the workshop “Building the people’s struggle"
BY Linden Gawboy | St. Paul, MN | 5/18/10
“You need a permit to do that,” the cops told the group of women writing last-minute posters outside Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty’s office, May 17. The posters were in preparation for the Minnesota Coalition for a People’s Bailout event on the last day of the Minnesota legislative session.
BY Welfare Rights Committee | Minneapolis, MN | 5/07/10
Welfare Rights Committee hails Supreme Court ruling on unallotment, demands legislature take action for poor and working people.
BY staff | St. Paul, MN | 5/05/10
Fight Back! interviewed Linden Gawboy, a leader of the Welfare Rights Committee and the Minnesota Coalition for a People’s Bailout on the implications of the May 5 Minnesota Supreme Court decision limiting Governor Pawlenty’s power of unallotment.
BY Jess Sundin | Minneapolis, MN | 3/27/10
We have a social safety net that is nearly gone, and the politicians are stealing the last crumbs from the tables of our state's poorest families. Not only do they ignore our kids when they cut the budget, they try to hide the fact that children make up the majority of impoverished people in this country.
BY staff | St. Paul, MN | 3/25/10
Fight Back News Service is circulating the following statement from the Welfare Rights Committee on the corporate media coverage that followed their March 23 die-in if front of the office of Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty.
BY staff | St. Paul, MN | 3/23/10
Tombstones and bodies filled the halls outside the Governor’s office here, March 23, as participants in a ‘die-in’ demonstrated against the effects of Governor Pawlenty’s proposed cuts in health and human services.
BY staff | Saint Paul, MN | 12/27/09
Governor 'Scrooge Pawlenty' was by visited by the ghosts of Christmas past, present and future at his mansion here on Dec. 22.
BY staff | Saint Paul, MN | 12/17/09
Anti-war protesters gathered at the office of U.S. Representative Betty McCollum here, Dec. 17, to say to no to the war on Afghanistan and to oppose any new taxes to pay for the war.