Category Archive: Activism & Advocacy

Snap News: NC cuts work requirement waivers and Maine institutes the asset test

    NC Senate votes to cut food stamps after GOPer promises it will make lazy people go to college This bill prohibits waivers for work requirements. Usually, states allow waivers to able-bodied… Continue reading

You can’t see every disability 

It’s Invisible Illness Week. I feel like I often have to remind people that not every disability or illness is a visible one . The topic usually comes up for me when others… Continue reading

Everyone deserves a living wage…. even if they can’t spell ‘fries’

The above response is perfect. *edited to add* The author is David Gerrold. As a writer, I appreciate grammar and spelling. As a human being, I recognize that some people don’t speak or… Continue reading

ICYMI: Hundreds of poor residents being forced out of DC housing,Texas sends poor teens to adult jail for skipping school, more about Kansas shenanigans… (and more)

Seems like a lot of inequality shenanigans to mention this week. × Texas is sending poor teens to adult jail for skipping school – That doesn’t quite seem like the answer to getting them… Continue reading

Poverty is a weapon of mass destruction

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Racial Justice is Economic Justice

  via FranChescaleigh’s blog. Black people make up the largest % of fast food workers in the nation. On 4/15, stand with Black Youth Project 100 and #Fightfor15 for better jobs:   On a… Continue reading

ICYMI: The World Bank is failing poor people, LGBT folks and the Fight for $15, and general reminders to listen to poor people

× Instead of helping people in poverty, The World Bank has displaced 3.4 million people and widened economic inequality. × Thank God for Peanut Butter and Jelly Day – Marian Wright Edelman weighs in on… Continue reading

The holidays are over but please remember to support your local food bank & anti-poverty organizations

image via Cartoon Politics Consider this your annual reminder that poor people are poor the other 11 months of the year,too. It’s nice to have a box of good food for the holidays but… Continue reading

Do they know it’s Christmas in Detroit? » Blue Planet Project

Do they know it’s Christmas in Detroit? via  Blue Planet Project Water is a human right. Yet every week, hundreds of Detroit residents are having their water ruthlessly cut off by the Detroit… Continue reading

Companies That Hire Felons

via Facebook After serving time for felony charges, many are more likely to be at deep risk for falling into poverty and becoming further marginalized. That’s why this list is so important. The bad… Continue reading