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Scandal (Poverty)

Posted at http://www.chn.org/2015/11/10/scandal/#.VkI3qberQdU By Rev. Donald Perryman November 10, 2015 This post was originally published in The Sojourner’s Truth on November 5, 2015.  … Poverty in the world is a scandal. In a world where there is so much wealth, so many resources … Continue reading

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The Throwaways Screening—September 26 & 27, Harrisburg

From the producer of 4 Little Girls and Slavery By Another Name… The Throwaways A film by Bhawin Suchak & Ira McKinley Free public screenings and panel discussions Saturday, September 26, 2:00 p.m., Martin Luther King Baptist Church, 1243 S. 18th … Continue reading

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Sooner or Later, Most of Us Will Be Poor and on Welfare

Posted at http://www.spotlightonpoverty.org/ExclusiveCommentary.aspx?id=9862905a-e6c8-4acb-b67f-bfd5df0c64f9 By Stephen Pimpare, University of Hampshire, posted August 12, 2015 You can hardly blame Americans for seeing poor people as others. At least since the War on Poverty, we’ve been encouraged to think of those struggling to … Continue reading

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Raising the Federal Minimum Wage to $10.10 Would Save Safety Net Programs Billions and Help Ensure Businesses Are Doing Their Fair Share

Read the rest of the report at http://www.epi.org/publication/safety-net-savings-from-raising-minimum-wage/ Introduction and executive summary More than five years have passed since the federal minimum wage was raised to its current level of $7.25 per hour. Over that time, the value of a minimum-wage … Continue reading

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Safety Net Cut Poverty Nearly in Half Last Year, New Census Data Show

Posted at http://www.offthechartsblog.org/safety-net-cut-poverty-nearly-in-half-last-year-new-census-data-show/ October 16, 2014 at 12:25 pm Safety net programs cut the poverty rate nearly in half in 2013, our analysis of Census data released today finds, lifting 39 million people — including more than 8 million children — out of … Continue reading

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Reimagining Our Social Contract: The Safety Net Is Social Insurance for All Americans

From the Center for American Progress (http://www.americanprogress.org): Posted at http://www.americanprogress.org/issues/poverty/news/2014/08/11/95373/reimagining-our-social-contract-the-safety-net-is-social-insurance-for-all-americans/ SOURCE: AP/Eric Risberg: Steve Bosshard hands over a specially prepared box of food to Gordon Hanson at a food bank distribution in Petaluma, California, in January. Every year, the Bureau … Continue reading

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How Is Washington Still Not Talking About Poverty?

Posted at http://www.esquire.com/blogs/politics/cuts-to-food-stamps-110813 By Charles Pierce, Esquire 10 November 13 In a truly sane and civil democracy, the fact that the alleged party of the people spent almost a flat year arguing over precisely how miserable it could make the lives of … Continue reading

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Two American Families (Bill Moyers’ documentary on struggling to fulfill the American dream)

If you missed Bill Moyers’ new documentary Two American Families on PBS’s FRONTLINE Tuesday night, you missed a gem. But you can – and should – watch it online at http://billmoyers.com/2013/07/10/two-american-families/. Since 1991, Moyers has been following the lives of … Continue reading

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Half of America is in or Near Poverty — and It’s Getting Worse

Posted at http://www.nationofchange.org/half-america-or-near-poverty-and-it-s-getting-worse-1369748635 Paul Buchheit, Op-Ed The Census Bureau has reported that 15% of Americans live in poverty. A shocking figure. But it’s actually much worse. Inequality is spreading like a shadowy disease through our country, infecting more and more households, and … Continue reading

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Please Educate Congress on the Importance of the EITC and Child Tax Credit

From the National Council of Churches’ Poverty Initiative (http://www.nccendpoverty.org/index.html): On April 15th, Tax Day, many of us filed our taxes, and now some of us are expecting refunds. For millions of children of working families in the United States, these … Continue reading

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