Poverty

This Week in Poverty: Houston Janitors’ Strike Goes Citywide This Week in Poverty: Houston Janitors’ Strike Goes Citywide

Alice McAfee, a janitor for thirty years in Houston, talks about her work and the latest developments in the citywide strike.

Jul 13, 2012 / Blog / Greg Kaufmann

This Week in Poverty: The Soul Sisters

This Week in Poverty: The Soul Sisters This Week in Poverty: The Soul Sisters

Sister Simone Campbell talks about the Nuns on the Bus and their work to address poverty in America.

Jul 6, 2012 / Blog / Greg Kaufmann

This Week in Poverty: 89,000 Children in Pennsylvania Lose Medicaid This Week in Poverty: 89,000 Children in Pennsylvania Lose Medicaid

In Pennsylvania, 89,000 children have been dropped from Medicaid, including many with life-threatening illnesses who were mistakenly deemed ineligible.

Jun 29, 2012 / Blog / Greg Kaufmann

This Week in Poverty: Ms. Vasquez Goes to Washington This Week in Poverty: Ms. Vasquez Goes to Washington

Houston janitor Adriana Vasquez travels to Congress and asks Jamie Dimon one simple question.

Jun 22, 2012 / Blog / Greg Kaufmann

This Week in Poverty: Disposable Families in Ohio This Week in Poverty: Disposable Families in Ohio

Since January 2011, Ohio has thrown 70,000 poor people—including 40,000 children—off of cash assistance. 

Jun 15, 2012 / Blog / Greg Kaufmann

This Week in Poverty: Justice for Janitors and Low-Wage Workers This Week in Poverty: Justice for Janitors and Low-Wage Workers

Janitors in Houston speak out about sub-poverty wages and strike over workplace harrassment. Eleven are barred from returning to the job.

Jun 8, 2012 / Blog / Greg Kaufmann

Do We Need a Poor People’s Coming-Out Movement? Do We Need a Poor People’s Coming-Out Movement?

One hundred and three million people are poor or near poor in the United States today. Is it time to make the fight against poverty personal?

Jun 1, 2012 / Blog / Laura Flanders

This Week in Poverty: Will Janitors Strike in Houston? This Week in Poverty: Will Janitors Strike in Houston?

They clean the offices of some of the biggest corporations in the world for less than $9,000 per year. Now janitors in Houston are deciding whether to strike.

Jun 1, 2012 / Blog / Greg Kaufmann

Greg Kaufmann: Poverty Is Not on Washington’s Agenda Greg Kaufmann: Poverty Is Not on Washington’s Agenda

In its reluctance to talk about and invest to reduce poverty, the United States is cutting off its nose to spite its face.

May 31, 2012 / Nation in the News / Press Room

Peter Edelman: How Did America Get So Poor?

Peter Edelman: How Did America Get So Poor? Peter Edelman: How Did America Get So Poor?

How did we became a nation that fails to help its most needy citizens, and what can be done?

May 31, 2012 / Video / Francis Reynolds

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