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Symposium Inspired by 50th Anniversary of War on Poverty

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United States President Lyndon B. Johnson declared the War on Poverty during his State of the Union address on January 8, 1964.
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Growing domestic poverty and inequality threaten America's global standing - Oxfam America

Growing domestic poverty and inequality threaten America's global standing Oxfam America WASHINGTON, DC – International relief and development organization Oxfam America released the results of a public opinion survey today that found sizable...
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New Oxfam Poll: Most Americans Believe We Should Help Working Poor - Huffington Post

New Oxfam Poll: Most Americans Believe We Should Help Working Poor - Huffington Post | Fight against Poverty in America | Scoop.it
New Oxfam Poll: Most Americans Believe We Should Help Working Poor Huffington Post As a global development organization, Oxfam has fought against poverty and economic injustice for 70 years in the world's poorest nations--but we increasingly...
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Phila.'s multipronged fight against poverty - Philly.com

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Phila.'s multipronged fight against poverty
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When we talk about poverty in Philadelphia, let's keep one basic concept in mind: We are all in this together.
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Providing help for the poor in the suburbs - Lancaster Newspapers

Providing help for the poor in the suburbs Lancaster Newspapers In 1962, Michael Harrington wrote "The Other America: Poverty in the United States," a book that opened the nation's eyes to the widely ignored plight of poor people and that may have...
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Why do Americans live lives so short? - Press TV

Why do Americans live lives so short? - Press TV | Fight against Poverty in America | Scoop.it
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Why do Americans live lives so short?
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Media reports on last week's new State of U.S. Health study hit all the usual suspects: poor diet, poor access to affordable health care, poor personal health habits, and just plain poverty.
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Floyd Mayweather may Start Working With A New Trainer as roger in poor health

In this http://www.esnewsreporting.com video we get the exclusive story behind the story. Follow us on Twitter http://www.twitter.com/seckbach. Facebook - ht...
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Despite the War on Oakland's Poor and Working Class, Resistance Continues - Truth-Out

Despite the War on Oakland's Poor and Working Class, Resistance Continues - Truth-Out | Fight against Poverty in America | Scoop.it
Despite the War on Oakland's Poor and Working Class, Resistance Continues Truth-Out oaklandfree7 9 Oakland Downtown Access Freeway Construction Ripped Out the Heart of the CityI'm currently reading Michael Chabon's latest best-seller, "Telegraph...
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D.C. Rebukes Walmart Over 'Living Wage' Threat

D.C. Rebukes Walmart Over 'Living Wage' Threat | Fight against Poverty in America | Scoop.it
WASHINGTON -- The D.C. Council issued a legislative rebuke to Wal-Mart on Wednesday, approving a bill that would require the retail giant and other big-box chain retailers operating in the nation's capital to pay their employees a "living wage" of...
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Pathways Out of Poverty Require Two-Generation Solutions

Pathways Out of Poverty Require Two-Generation Solutions | Fight against Poverty in America | Scoop.it
The philanthropic community has pursued a range of strategies to break the poverty cycle for parents and children through strategies that focus on early childhood development or parental capacity building, yet we've failed to achieve more positive...
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Feeding America's poor - why food stamps won't go away - Channel 4 News

Feeding America's poor - why food stamps won't go away - Channel 4 News | Fight against Poverty in America | Scoop.it
The USA may be one of the richest and most dynamic economies in the world, but one in six Americans receive help with their grocery bills in the form of food stamps, funded by the federal government.
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Did the War on Poverty Fail? - New York Times

Twenty-five years ago today, several hundred Government officials and community leaders faced Lyndon B. Johnson as he signed into law the Economic Opportunity Act of 1964, launching the ''war on (@conservatazo The War on Poverty was not a failure.
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This July 4 Weekend in Poverty: Get Involved in the Fight Against Poverty | The Nation

This July 4 Weekend in Poverty: Get Involved in the Fight Against Poverty | The Nation | Fight against Poverty in America | Scoop.it
Regular readers of this blog know the statistics: more than 46 million Americans living below the poverty line on less than $18,000 annually for a family of three.
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The 1 Move That Could Suddenly Pull 300000 Workers Out Of Poverty - Huffington Post

The 1 Move That Could Suddenly Pull 300000 Workers Out Of Poverty - Huffington Post | Fight against Poverty in America | Scoop.it
The 1 Move That Could Suddenly Pull 300000 Workers Out Of Poverty Huffington Post Legislation introduced in both the Senate and the House of Representatives could pull hundreds of thousands of the country's working poor out of poverty, according to...
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Poverty Grows, But Does Anybody Care? - Huffington Post

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Poverty Grows, But Does Anybody Care?
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The 1996 Welfare Reform Act was sold to us as a way to get people off welfare, and it did. Welfare rolls in the United States are down more than 50 percent.
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Looking poverty in the eye - Roanoke Times

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Looking poverty in the eye
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The event is inspired by the upcoming 50th anniversary of President Lyndon B. Johnson's War on Poverty, and it's free to the public. The symposium begins at 8:30 a.m.
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What busy professionals and the working poor have in common

What busy professionals and the working poor have in common | Fight against Poverty in America | Scoop.it
Most busy professionals view the working poor who struggle from paycheck to paycheck with barely veiled contempt. These holier-than-thou Whole Foods shoppers marvel at the poor decisions of the poor, whether in ...
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Poverty rate still high among US children - 21 News Now, More Local News for ... - WFMJ

Poverty rate still high among US children - 21 News Now, More Local News for ... - WFMJ | Fight against Poverty in America | Scoop.it
Poverty rate still high among US children - 21 News Now, More Local News for ...
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6 experts call for action again US poverty and low-wage work - Oxfam America

6 experts call for action again US poverty and low-wage work - Oxfam America | Fight against Poverty in America | Scoop.it
6 experts call for action again US poverty and low-wage work
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Andrew L. Yarrow is a senior research advisor at Oxfam America, focusing on inequality and low-wage work in the US.
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Opinion: America's yawning racial wealth gap - Benjamin Jealous

Opinion: America's yawning racial wealth gap - Benjamin Jealous | Fight against Poverty in America | Scoop.it
This August marks the 50th anniversary of the historic March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. Best remembered for Dr. King’s “I Have a Dream” speech, the march served as a catalyst for national action on poverty and economic injustice.
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Urban Indians Working Hard to Find Work - Indian Country Today Media Network

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Urban Indians Working Hard to Find Work
Indian Country Today Media Network
Census data is one of the few places where systematic information about urban Indian employment can be found.
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Cory Booker Makes Child Poverty His Legislative Priority

Cory Booker Makes Child Poverty His Legislative Priority | Fight against Poverty in America | Scoop.it
The Senate candidate releases his first federal policy plan. "In Newark, I see it every day: So many children, generation after generation, repeating history."
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Poor Us: an animated history - Why Poverty?

Do we know what poverty is? To find out more and get teaching resources, go to www.whypoverty.net The poor may always have been with us, but attitudes toward...
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Five facts about child poverty in the United States

Five facts about child poverty in the United States | Fight against Poverty in America | Scoop.it
An estimated 23 percent of U.S. children live in poverty, according to a new report.
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AmeriCorps VISTA: Fight Poverty with Passion

The new "Fight Poverty with Passion" television PSAs feature VISTA members of different backgrounds sharing how they are helping to combat poverty in America... (AmeriCorps VISTA: Fight Poverty with Passion.
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