Category: Poverty

$4 a gallon gas and no electric

This is it.  I think I am gonna  just give up and quit tryin.  I’m barely makin it as it is and now today gas is $3.95 a gallon. I had my electric shut off because I cain’t afford to pay it and everything else and feed the kids and put gas in the car to…
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Kids and Money

Well, its almost time for Halloween, the beginning of the holiday season that just costs too much.  It starts with Halloween.  The kids need costumes, and you got to buy candy or make some cupcakes for them to take to school.  Then comes Thanksgiving, which ain’t too bad because most of the stuff you need you…
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Happy Poverty Day!

How many of you out there knew today was Poverty Day?  I sure didn’t until I got an email that was sent out by the Census Bureau.  I thought when you was poor everyday was Poverty Day.  Guess I was wrong.  According to the Census Bureau the number of people in poverty has dropped from  12.6% to…
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Transcript from Ecumenical Advocacy Days 2006

The following is a transcript of a speech delivered by Evelyn Dortch as part of the Ecumenical Advocacy Days in Washington DC in 2006.   My name is Evelyn Dortch and I am the founder and Executive Director of    Direct Action Welfare Group, better known as DAWG.  We are the only welfare rights group in…
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