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Getting ready for Jan. 8 protest to demand ‘raise the welfare grants’

By staff |
January 6, 2013
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Banner for Jan. 8 protest
Banner for Jan. 8 protest (Photo: Larry Whiten)

Minneapolis, MN – Members of the Welfare Rights Committee and others gathered here, Jan. 6, to make signs and banners for the major Jan. 8 protest that will demand, “Raise the welfare grants; no more cuts; tax the rich.”

The protest will start at 11:30 a.m. on the front steps of the Minnesota State Capitol and will coincide with the opening day of the legislative session.

The public assistance grants have not gone up for 26 years, and if Minnesota’s welfare program (MFIP) had been indexed for inflation the grants would be more than double what they are now.