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02
Oct

Politics & Poverty

By Rachel L. West Community Outreach & Advocacy Consultant This month I hosted two #MacroSW Twitter Chats. For those of you unfamiliar, #MacroSW is a …

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05
Mar

Inequality For All

By Rachel L. West Advocacy & Community Outreach Consultant #MacroSW Twitter Chat to Discuss Inequality for All Documentary   On March 12 at 9:00 PM …

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02
Mar

Bits & Pieces: Welfare in The United States

By Rachel L. West, MSW, LMSW The Political Social Worker VAWA is finally re-authorized, facts and myths about welfare in the US, plus Unite Blue …

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12
Oct

How Big Media Ignores the Poor | Q&A | BillMoyers.com

by Rachel L. West, MSW, LMSW The Political Social Worker How Big Media Ignores the Poor | Q&A | BillMoyers.com. But then again as Social …

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10
Oct

GLBT Youth, Homelessness, and Survival Sex

 by Rachel L. West, MSW, LMSW The Political Social Worker Carl Sicilliano has a very informative and distressing article on the Huffington Post about homeless …

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09
Oct

What Are Our National Goals? | Social Justice Solutions – Social Work and Social Justice News and Blogs

What Are Our National Goals? | Social Justice Solutions – Social Work and Social Justice News and Blogs. A  post from SJS on income inequity.

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03
Oct

59 Congressmen Get An “F” on First-Ever Inequality Report Card | Mother Jones

59 Congressmen Get An “F” on First-Ever Inequality Report Card | Mother Jones. Interesting report on Congressional members and income inequality.

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21
Sep

How paying no federal income taxes helps the poor get off welfare and into work

How paying no federal income taxes helps the poor get off welfare and into work.

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18
Sep

I Said It Before And I’ll Say It Again: 1996 Welfare Reform Act Was Bad Public Policy

by Rachel L. West, MSW, LMSW The Political Social Worker On Monday I posted a link to an article about one of the first studies …

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17
Sep

Poorest miss out on benefits, experience more material hardship, since 1996 welfare reform

Ybarra argues that the results of this study “should prompt policymakers to be more aware of the income diversity among the poor and the ways …

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