Category: Poverty

Testimony of Sabrina Shrader Before US Senate Committee

Testimony of Sabrina Shrader Athens, WV US Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Subcommittee on Primary Health and Aging  “Dying Young: Why Your Social and Economic Status May Be a Death Sentence in America” November 20, 2013 My name is Sabrina Shrader and I am one among millions who are struggling to make…
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Government Shutdown Impacts Low Income People, Human Rights Advocates

The ongoing shutdown of the federal government, which began on October 1, has had a significant impact on low income people and organizations who advocate on their behalf.  While we are encouraged that a plan to end the shutdown seems likely to garner support in the Senate and from the Administration, as this newsletter went…
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Children in Poverty a Priority to WV Legislature?

On February 13, the first day of the 2013 Legislative Session, Resolution 6 was adopted creating a Select Committee on Children and Poverty and the Governor announced there would be no cuts to child care funding. We are interested to see how many if any parents of children in poverty will be appointed to this…
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Our Children Our Future 2013 Platform

The Our Children, Our Future: Campaign to End Child Poverty arrived at these issues through a 6-month statewide community organizing process that included 47 community meetings at churches, schools, community centers, prisons, businesses, and unions; and more than 200 meetings with the  80+ organization partners. 5 Statewide Priorities for 2013 Health Care for 100,000+ Working…
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