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ES2 Newsletter

www.economicsecuritycampaign.org A Dangerous Intersection Public policies and public shared values can intersect at unforeseen points.  Too often, these intersections can be negative consequences for all of us.  One collision between policy and public value is welfare regulations and education. For … Continue reading

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May 4th Speak Out and Call to Action

WELFARE RIGHTS INITIATIVE Speak Out FOR ACCESS TO EDUCATION FOR ALL WEDNESDAY May 4th 10 am -3 pm HUNTER COLLEGE 3RD FLOOR WEST (NEAR THE CAFETERIA)   JOIN WRI STUDENT LEADERS AT THE MAY 4TH SPEAK OUT… LEARN ABOUT OUR … Continue reading

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A Modest Law with Great Potential

From the Drum Major Institute Blog By WRI Co-Executive Director Maureen Lane Recently, New York Governor Paterson signed the Work Study Internship Law, which counts work-study, internships and externships as work activity for people receiving welfare. Since its original passage … Continue reading

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WRI’s Testimony Posted on the HR Ways and Means Committee Website

The Statement of Welfare Rights Initiative (WRI) Students, Staff and Alums as submitted October 22, 2009 to the House Ways and Means Subcommittee on Income Security and Family Support is now on the Committee’s website. Read the testimony. WRI remains … Continue reading

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