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BY staff | Minneapolis, MN | 1/06/13
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.”
BY Linden Gawboy | St. Paul, MN | 7/20/11
The Minnesota government shutdown ended July 20 at 9:00 a.m., after Governor Mark Dayton signed a slew of budget bills - the biggest ones passed in the wee hours of that same morning. Many say that Gov. Dayton compromised too much and too soon, leaving poor and working people paying the price for the $5.2 billion budget deficit.
BY Linden Gawboy | Minnesota State Capitol | 2/23/11
Members of the Welfare Rights Committee stood in the hall outside the hearing room of the state House Health and Human Services Finance Committee, Feb. 23, holding signs reading, “No cuts to poor and working people,” and “Tax the rich.”
BY Kim DeFranco | Minnesota | 1/11/11
As the 2011 Minnesota state legislative session came to order on Jan. 4, the Welfare Rights Committee and the Minnesota Coalition for a People's Bailout chanted on the front steps of the capitol, “Hey politicians, here's the fix! Tax the rich!”
BY Deb Konechne | St. Paul, MN | 4/02/01
In a nationally unprecedented move, a bill to repeal the time limit on welfare was introduced at the Minnesota State Capitol.
BY Michael Wood | St. Paul, MN | 2/01/01
"We are here at the state capitol demanding that this government stop attacking the poor! We are here to demand an end to the 5-year lifetime limit on welfare for families in poverty!" declared Deedee Francis, of the Minnesota Welfare Rights Coalition.
BY Mick Kelly | Minnesota | 10/01/00
The Minnesota Welfare Rights Coalition has issued a call for all progressive organizations to sign a declaration against the five-year limit on welfare.
BY Deb Konechne | Minnesota | 8/31/00
On August 22, low income families across Minnesota held protests to mark the fourth anniversary of the signing of the federal welfare "reform" law.
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