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Obama Notes Need To Slash Poverty in Address Commemorating Dr. King

Posted by mfriedman on August 30, 2013

This week, President Obama commemorated the 50th anniversary of Dr. King’s “I Have a Dream” speech with a riveting address on the mall in Washington, where Dr. King himself stood 50 years to the day.

A resounding theme of the address was that while America has changed, our work remains unfinished. “The arc of the moral universe may bend towards justice, but it doesn't bend on its own,” stated President Obama, in a reference to Dr. King’s own remarks.


50 Years Later Dr. King’s Other Dream – to Slash Poverty – All But Forgotten

Posted by mfriedman on August 27, 2013

 

Statement by Joel Berg, Executive Director of the New York City Coalition Against Hunger, Commemorating the March on Washington


The Coming Food Stamp Cuts

Posted by mfriedman on August 19, 2013

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The above chart from the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities details the level of SNAP benefit cuts that low-incomd families can expect coming this winter, with downstream economic consequences for food retailers.


Fox Continues Promoting Food Stamp Report Full of Half-Truths, Distortions, and Outright Lies

Posted by mfriedman on August 13, 2013

Bill O'Reilly: "The Obama Administration Is Encouraging Parasites To Come Out And, Y'know, Take As Much As They Can Want With No Remorse"

Fox News promised to continue highlighting segments from its report, "The Great Food Stamp Binge," an hour-long attempt to characterize SNAP recipients as freeloaders. The report is a tour de force of half-truths, distortions, and outright lies. To view our response and point-by-point rebuttal click here.


Fox News "Food Stamps Special" Blames Victims, Ignores Hunger

Posted by mfriedman on August 10, 2013

"Tour de Force of Half-Truths, Distortions, and Outright Lies" and

"Broadcast Could Win the Pulitzer Prize … for Fiction,"

Says Advocate, Featured in Show

 Point-by-Point Rebuttal Demonstrates Fox Fakery


Only Family That Deserved Food Stamps Was His Own, Declares Congressman

Posted by mfriedman on August 8, 2013

 Former Food Stamp Recipient Ridicules Hungry Families, Denies Federal Statistics, and Misstates Impact of Food Stamp/SNAP Cuts He Supported 

Advocates Mail Him a Mirror So He Can “See the Hunger Problem Himself”

Challenge Him to Visit a Soup Kitchen or Food Pantry


Value of SNAP Declines, Food Insecurity Increases, Due to Inflation

Posted by mfriedman on August 5, 2013

 
According to a new report by the USDA, the real value of SNAP declined from 2009 – 2011, and food insecurity increased, due to inflation. As a result, individuals and families receiving SNAP have further reduced purchasing power.
 


NEW YORK YANKEE SUMMER MEALS 500 SWEEPSTAKES

Posted by mfriedman on July 29, 2013

It Pays to Eat Healthy – 500 Game Tickets to Reward Kids for Making Healthy Choices

The New York City Coalition Against Hunger along with partners - the New York Yankees, the American Dairy Association and Dairy Council, Share Our Strength, NYC Parks and NYC School Food – has been working to raise awareness of the City’s FREE Summer Meals program. Last week, New York Yankee legend Mickey Rivers announced that the Yankees have donated 500 game tickets to continue efforts to get the word out about the availability of FREE meals.


The Farm Bill’s Corporate Hypocrisy

Posted by mfriedman on July 22, 2013

By Joel Berg

I agree with the ultra-conservative Club for Growth. That's not a phrase I thought I'd ever write, but I agree with their opposition to the wasteful, deficit-busting, market-distorting, corporate welfare in the Farm Bill recently passed by the House. Here is the best explanation of the corporate welfare hypocrisy in the bill: http://www.nytimes.com/2013/07/20/business/richer-farmers-bigger-subsidies.html?pagewanted=all&_r=0 


The Nation Article Focuses on House Farm Bill

Posted by mfriedman on July 15, 2013
Thanks to Greg Kaufmann at The Nation for focusing on how the Farm Bill passed by the House last week - with no SNAP provision - will devastate millions of hungry Americans. Read the full article below.

 


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