Category Archive: Activism & Advocacy

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: http://byp100.org/ff15signup/   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

Florida judge issues ruling in favor of Food Not Bombs feedings – FSRN

  Tuesday a judge in Florida issued a temporary ban on citations or arrests for a controversial ordinance that outlawed most food sharings in Ft. Lauderdale public parks. Activists have likened recent city rules… Continue reading

The Harry Potter Alliance’s #MyHungerGames Brings Awareness to Stories of Income Inequality | The Mary Sue

  via The Harry Potter Alliance’s #MyHungerGames Brings Awareness to Stories of Income Inequality | The Mary Sue. The Harry Potter Alliance grew out of a group of HP fans who wanted to take the… Continue reading