News,articles,thoughts from the past week….
→Poverty rates surge in American suburbs | PBS NewsHour -More poor people now live in America’s suburbs than in cities or in rural areas.
→What some people think they know about who receives assistance is usually way off. It shouldn’t matter,anyway. The negative connotations and false perceptions are racist, classist ,and sexist.
On a related note, thanks Poor as Folk Facebook page member Vince for sharing this piece about Linda Taylor,The Welfare Queen ,who Reagan made out to be the typical welfare recipient.
→ For Detroit’s homeless, a coat that’s far more than a coat – A GREAT story about The Empowerment Plan , a nonprofit that employs homeless to sew uniquely designed coats that are donated to homeless people.
→Congress could cut another $8.7 billion in food stamp benefits – $8.7 billion over the next 10 years.
Make some noise,people.
→A Whole Bunch of Charitable Causes For Gamers (And Those Who Love Them) – Not just for the holidays.
→One Woman’s Victory In The War On Poverty– This woman utilized every “war on poverty” program and got out of poverty.
→Mapping Poverty in America– an interactive map that shows what poverty is like where you live.
→Uncle Sam to help feed poor after food-stamp program cuts – November cuts were rough.
→10 Things Food Banks Need But Won’t Ask For – waited until after the holidays to post this, for the holiday canned food drives to be done with
→It’s disastrous policy making ,both fiscally and for society. As Texas found out in 2013, limiting access to birth control and restricting rights increased the amount of families who needed safety net programs.