Supports for Individuals with Disabilities Are at Risk

Posted at http://www.clasp.org/issues/work-supports/in-focus/supports-for-individuals-with-disabilities-are-at-risk March 15, 2017 By Nune Phillips  The American Health Care Act (AHCA), sweeping legislation that would undo historic health care gains, is being rushed through Congress by House Republicans. If passed, it would have devastating consequences for vulnerable … Continued

DeLauro and Murray Push to Guarantee Paid Sick and Safe Days for Workers Nationwide

March 15, 2017 http://www.clasp.org/issues/work-life-and-job-quality/in-focus/delauro-and-murray-push-to-guarantee-paid-sick-and-safe-days-for-workers-nationwide By Zoe Ziliak Michel At a time when millions of Americans’ health insurance—and health—is imperiled by an attack on the Affordable Care Act (ACA), at least one bill introduced in Congress could have a positive impact on … Continued

PA Lawmakers Call for “Fair Share Tax”

Posted at http://www.publicnewsservice.org/2017-03-23/budget-policy-and-priorities/pa-lawmakers-call-for-fair-share-tax/a56975-1 March 23, 2017 – Andrea Sears, Public News Service (PA) Play Audio in Browser Window Since 1979, the income of Pennsylvania’s top 1 percent has increased by 125 percent. (bykst/pixabay) HARRISBURG, Pa. — State lawmakers and public … Continued

Commentary: Jobs in Suburbs are Inaccessible to City Residents Who Lack Transportation Opportunities

From the Philadelphia Unemployment Project (http://www.philaup.org/): Posted at http://www.philly.com/philly/opinion/20170320_Commentary__Jobs_in_suburbs_are_inaccessible_to_city_residents_who_lack_transportation_opportunities.html Updated: MARCH 19, 2017 — 6:07 PM EDT by John Dodds JUANITA BYNUM had the skills, the resume, and work ethic to support her family but she was missing the one thing that … Continued

Food Stamp Recipients Increasingly Are the Working Poor

Posted at http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/food-stamp-recipients-working-poor_us_58cac50fe4b00705db4d1364 New data challenges the stereotype that receiving food stamps discourages working. By Joseph Erbentraut, 03/16/2017 06:26 pm ET Newly released data from the U.S. Department of Agriculture provides more evidence of just how many low-income households continue … Continued

Trump Budget Slashes Programs That Work Just Fine

Posted at http://www.chn.org/2017/03/17/poor-excuse-trump-budget-slashes-programs-work-just-fine/#.WMwbu28rIdU By Deborah Weinstein March 17, 2017 So the first part of the Trump budget is out, and it is one of the clearest examples of upside-down priorities you’re likely to see. It cuts funds from programs serving our … Continued

New Poor People’s Campaign Bible Study Series #1: The Good Samaritan

From the Kairos Center (https://kairoscenter.org/): This Bible study is the first in a series developed to foster conversations about the biblical and theological significance of the New Poor People’s Campaign. Included in this Bible study are the story of the … Continued

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