Joel Berg is Executive Director of the New York City Coalition Against Hunger and a Senior Fellow at the Center for American Progress.
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Friday, February 13, 2015
Fact-Checking Fox News on the Poor and Hungry
Once again, FOX News has completely mischaracterized the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), claiming that the President is “buying votes” by keeping millions of Americans on the SNAP rolls despite the “full economic recovery.” That statement is demonstrably false and racially tinged...
Tuesday, May 20, 2014
A New Poor People’s Movement Must Have Leadership from Poor People
Imagine if the U.S. women’s suffragette movement had been led entirely by men, and its rank-and-file had been mostly male. The movement would surely have been far less galvanizing and assertive. American women might still be denied the vote. While some white activists made the ultimate sacrifice –...