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Banking on Health: Improving the Inventory at Food Banks

November 13, 2014
“I have the audacity to believe that peoples everywhere can have three meals a day for their bodies, education and culture for their minds, and dignity, equality and freedom for their spirits,” explained Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in 1964. Fast-forward to today, and for too many families, the idea of having three meals a day remains an audacious, out-of-reach goal.
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Support MilFams! Speak out for more money in the pockets of military moms and dads

November 11, 2014
As a veteran and a mom, I know first hand that military families so appreciate and need the support of our communities and government. This Veterans Day, please join me in taking action to express your strong support for two critical tax programs that help 1 in 4 current and former armed forces families make ends meet and avoid falling into poverty.
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Shining Like a Diamond

November 7, 2014
"I decided that my education was the most important thing that I could ever have, because without your education, you can't do much in this world. Some people find out the hard way. I did not want to be one of those people."
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Post-election options: Run for office!

November 7, 2014
Did you vote on November 4th? Are you now disgusted with the political landscape? Feel helpless, tired of yelling at the television? There is another option. Run for office. Yes, you.
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How Core Economic Security Policies Won While Candidates Lost

November 5, 2014
Despite what's making the headlines, the outcome of Congressional races are not the whole story coming out of election night. There was more to this election than meets the eye, or than is being covered in traditional media.
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How Voter ID Laws Affect Women of Color

November 3, 2014
This post, authored by Tracy Sturdivant , originally appeared on TalkPoverty.org . Voter-id laws systematically undermine constitutional rights of women of color. TalkPoverty.org is dedicated to demonstrating that we know how to dramatically reduce poverty; we just need to build the political will. Make sure to like TalkPoverty on Facebook and follow us on Twitter ! Headlines are telling a bleak story this election season, particularly for women of color. Fast food and home care workers—the vast majority of them minority women who are living in poverty—have been striking for a living wage...
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Ladies: Vote Tomorrow, Invite Many, Run Often

November 3, 2014
By Rhonda Briggins-Ridleyand This election cycle presents a unique political situation in Georgia; we have five African American women running for statewide positions. This historic political time has also brought nationwide attention to our state’s elections, highlighting a potential shift not only in gender politics, but in the racial make-up of Georgia’s highest offices. On the national level, only one African American woman has ever served in the Senate, and only sixteen in the House...ever. I’ve worked in southern politics for more than 25 years and now as co-founder of VoteRunLead ,...
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Don't Forget to Vote Tuesday, and on Wednesday, Start Thinking About Running

November 2, 2014
With the General Election coming up in two days (Tuesday, mark your calendars!), articles, blog posts, emails, and tweets have been focusing on the importance of the female vote -- as both key to particular candidates securing elections, and also as a way for women and parents to ensure that issues related to support of the family, gender equity, and the day-to-day living economy get the attention they deserve. There's no question that the female vote determines elections. Since 1964 , the number of female voters has exceeded the number of male voters in every presidential race. And since...
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The Real Monsters

October 31, 2014
Each year at Halloween, our neighborhoods are bustling as children go door to door dressed as zombies, vampires, skeletons or something else fantastic and scary. For many children Halloween is the rare occasion to indulge in a fun time of ghost stories and goblins and trick or treats. But at the end of the night they put away their costumes and make-believe in their closets and return to their normal lives. Sadly, too many children do not have normal or safe or protected lives and their monsters are real. They do not have closets in many homeless shelters or on the streets or church steps...
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SNAP into Action: Celebrate 50 Years of Food Stamps Using #snap4SNAP

October 30, 2014
This post, authored by Kate Scully, originally appeared on TalkPoverty.org . The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) boosts the food security of millions of Americans. TalkPoverty.org is dedicated to demonstrating that we know how to dramatically reduce poverty; we just need to build the political will. Make sure to like TalkPoverty on Facebook and follow us on Twitter ! Fifty years ago President Johnson signed the Food Stamp Act of 1964 into law. The legislation made the food stamp program, now called the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), permanent. SNAP has...
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