All Articles on Poverty

Tom Camarello with Progressive Democrats of America News
70 US Mayors Issue Scathing Letter Demanding Trump USDA Call Off Effort to Strip Food Stamps From 3 Million People
"Executive action should not be used to hurt individuals, families, and communities."
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 George, who is homeless, panhandles along a street in Lawrence on August 16, 2019 in Lawrence, Massachusetts. Lawrence, once one of America’s great manufacturing cities with immigrants from around the world coming to work in its textile and wool processing mills, has struggled to find its economic base since the decline of manufacturing. (Photo: Spencer Platt/Getty Images) Views
The "Blame the Poor" Playbook—Used by Republicans and Democrats Alike—Is Back With a Vengeance
And what 30 years as a human interest attorney has taught me about what we can do about it
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 By establishing immigrant “illegality” in the workplace, the law emboldened corporations to intimidate and exploit undocumented laborers. (Photo: The Progressive) Views
Workplace Raids Are Not the Answer
Criminalizing undocumented labor will not curb the practice of their hiring. It only makes workers more exploitable.
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This week, Ken Cuccinelli, acting director of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, announced updates to the public charge rule that would bar immigrants who use safety-net programs including Medicaid and food stamps from obtaining green cards. (Photo: Gage Skidmore via Flickr.) Views
Public Charge Rule Is Trump's Latest Attack on Immigrants
The rule could have a particularly devastating effect on immigrant communities in the South, the nation's poorest region.
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Most of these localities also have poverty rates far higher than the U.S. average. (Photo: Shutterstock) Views
Red States Cut Worker Pay by $1.5 Billion
If you’re a minimum wage worker in a conservative state, your state lawmakers may have cut your paycheck by over $4,000.
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Trump won because he promised to do something about it, but asking Donald Trump to fix our international trade policy is about as sane as asking your six-year old to perform brain surgery. (Photo: Gage Skidmore/Flickr/cc) Views
It Looks Like We're Heading For a Recession: Which Would Make Republicans' Favorite Economic Policies 0 FOR 4
Trump—despite populist rhetoric—did the usual Republican scam, cutting taxes for the rich and corporations, exacerbating both the deficit and income inequality, and assuring that a recession is increasingly likely.
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Children of mainly Latino immigrant parents hold signs during a march to the Madison County Courthouse in Canton, Miss., on Aug. 11, 2019. The demonstration followed ICE raids earlier that week at seven poultry plants in Mississippi, including one in Canton. (Photo: Rogelio V. Solis / AP) Views
The Right Gives Corporations the Help It Denies Poor Immigrants of Color
In Trump’s version of America, the Statue of Liberty might say, "only white wealthy immigrants are welcome here."
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Immigrants not only don’t vote but likewise their economic power and ability to shape the media narrative are irrelevant. (Photo: Erik McGregor/Pacific Press/LightRocket via Getty Images) Views
Why the Government’s Hunt for the Migrant Poor Is a Perfect Distraction From the Real Problems of Our Time
The powerful old men who rule the world have an existential advantage, which is that they won’t live to see the fruits of their hate and greed.
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Workers at nonprofits often experience overwork and burn out. The answer is a union. (Getty Images)   Views
The Answer To Burn Out At Work Isn’t "Self-Care"—It’s Unionizing
Being in a union means that you and your coworkers work together to fix the problems at your workplace, and then negotiate for solutions with management.
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The Death Penalty Information Center presents clear and compelling statistics on the 2,500 people currently on death row in the U.S., and how unjustly the death penalty is implemented. (Photo: Eric Risberg / AP) Views
The Ghastly Return of the Federal Death Penalty
The most significant factors in determining whether or not a person is given the death penalty are the location where they are tried, whether they are poor, and the race of the victim.
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