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Who Are the ‘Legitimate’ Poor?


Originally published on Talk Poverty. Recently, I disobeyed a cardinal rule of the Internet and decided to read comments on an article I once published in the Missoula Independent. I had begun writing about raising my daughters on very little income, which opened me up to a lot of criticism. One comment in particular stuck Read More >>

Jobs With Justice March: Recap


Of all the excellent moments at last weekend’s Jobs with Justice conference, the one the continues to stick out for me was when Melonie Griffiths yelled, “I am the movement!” the hundreds gathered at Saturday afternoon’s general session: “Race Matters: Building Our Movement to End Racial Injustice.” The JWJ Massachusetts’s organizing director said the movement–she Read More >>

Worker Justice on Display in D.C. This Weekend


The state of worker justice will be on display this coming weekend in Washington, D.C. at the Jobs with Justice national conference. The two-day conference that begins Friday in the nation’s capital brings together 600 activists, organizers, worker-leaders, and students from around the country and the world. The conference’s three plenary sessions are centered on Read More >>

Supreme Court Immigration Ruling Could Stop the Intimidation of American Citizens


Written by Kica Matos, Center for Community Change Director of Immigrant Rights and Racial Justice, and Frank Sharry, Founder and Executive Director for America’s Voice, an immigration reform group. Teenaged brothers Cesar and Jonathan Barreras are typical American teens. They love pizza and playing their Xbox games. They love to work on computers and are Read More >>