BY Deb Konechne | St. Paul, MN | 9/01/05
Low-income Minnesotans waged a powerful battle at the Minnesota state legislature this year that resulted in poor and working families making gains in healthcare and welfare.
BY staff | St. Paul, MN | 4/18/05
“Hey Pawlenty, here’s the fix! Tax the rich, tax the rich!” chanted 100 protesters who rallied at the state capitol building April 15.
BY Linden Gawboy | St. Paul, MN | 12/01/04
“Hey Pawlenty, here’s the fix! Tax the rich! Tax the rich!” is a chant that will ring though the Minnesota state capitol building on Jan. 4, 2005.
BY staff | St. Paul, MN | 8/06/04
“One year ago, our families in poverty were slashed to the bone by Governor Pawlenty and company in order to protect tax breaks to the richest in this state,” said Kim Hosmer, of the Welfare Rights Committee to protesters assembled in front of the governor’s mansion, Aug. 3.
BY staff | St. Paul, MN | 6/01/04
Minnesota state politicians were forced into a corner this spring.
BY Mick Kelly | St. Paul, MN | 2/04/04
Braving one of the worst blizzards in recent memory, low-income people converged on the state capitol, Feb 2, to demand that lawmakers undo the cuts to public assistance.
BY Deb Konechne | St. Paul, MN | 2/01/03
Minnesota's poor are going on the offensive against budget cuts and welfare cut-offs.
BY Kim DeFranco | St. Paul, MN | 12/11/02
The Welfare Rights Committee and community supporters went to Governor Ventura's office, Nov. 21, to picket and demand that the he stop the scheduled "Holiday Welfare Cut-offs."
BY Deb Konechne | St. Paul, MN | 10/01/02
"Not one dime in cuts to poor and working people! Make the rich pay for the budget crisis!" is the rallying cry of Minnesota's low-income families. As Minnesota faces a massive budget deficit, the Welfare Rights Committee is gearing up to go head to head with state politicians.
BY Kim DeFranco | St. Paul, MN | 5/31/02
"We call it the 'Mother's Day Massacre,'" said Trishalla Bell, of the Welfare Rights Committee