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Under Biden, We’ll Still Need To Protect Social Security

Sasha Abramsky Truthout
Biden giving a speech Biden has gone on record to suggest that he would be open to changes in Social Security which might result in lower payments for some. Biden has also considered increasing the age of retirement as a way to keep the Social Security system solvent.

The Other America

Liz Theoharis Tom Dispatch
The New Politics of the Poor in Joe Biden’s (and Mitch McConnell’s) USA

Poor People’s Campaign Puts the Spotlight on Poverty

James Goodman The Progressive
Series of gatherings around the country builds momentum for June 20 march.The notion that victims of poverty are no longer willing to be blamed for their plight surfaced again and again at the mass meetings.

The Shame of Child Poverty in the Age of Trump

Rajan Menon Tom Dispatch
young girl holding cardboard sign "Please Help" ...according to the Children's Defense Fund, kids now constitute one-third of the 38.1 million Americans classified as poor and 70% of them have at least one working parent -- so poverty can’t be chalked up to parental indolence.

The PPC Demands National Debate on Poverty

The Poor People's Campaign The Poor People's Campaign
Poor People's Campaign demonstration When 250,000 people die every year from poverty, it is time for the presidential candidates to make good on the promises they made during the Poor People’s Campaign Moral Action Congress in June 2019 to push for a debate on poverty.
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