Federal worker unions and congressional Democrats are protesting large cuts in Social Security staffing and funding for the premiere program for the elderly and the disabled.
"Many parts of the city are still reeling from the loss of hundreds of thousands of factory jobs."
The food drive started in October 1991 as a pilot program, the initial drive taking place in ten cities across the country.
On Tax Day, protesters were staging a press conference with the latest attempt at temporary housing for the homeless.
Is there a human right to age in dignity? Some countries think so. Unfortunately, ours isn't one of them.
"In rural areas many poor and minority residents have been neglected for decades and are struggling against nearly impossible odds trying to pull themselves out of poverty."
"We will insist that our elected and appointed officials act on behalf of us, our common home and the poor."
Labor has joined faith and civic organizations to ensure that Pope Francis' message on inclusion, solidarity and equality is amplified during his visit to the U.S. during the third week of September.
On this date in 1964, a nearly $1 billion anti-poverty measure was signed into law by President Lyndon B. Johnson.
Trump's purpose is demagogic, to toss red meat to the most extreme reactionary sections of the Republican Party base while spreading the poison of xenophobic racism around.