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I Lived in Poverty to Save My Son From Daycare
Society & Culture  (tags: poverty, children, single moms, single mothers, lifestyle )

Freya
- 17 hours ago - yahoo.com
My son and I went from being part of the upper class to living below the poverty level. We didnâEUR(TM)t go out to eat or take vacations anymore. I paid cash for a car that I had to drive with my fingers crossed that it would make it to our destination.
Raise the Minimum Wage for Servers!
Business  (tags: wages, servers, minimum wage, income, poverty, petitions )

Freya
- 6 days ago - thepetitionsite.com
In 1991, the minimum wage for servers was $2.13 an hour. Fourteen years later, it is still at that level. Servers have to pay taxes on their pitiful earnings, so often their only real income is from tips.
Christmas in America: Growing Poverty, Unemployment and Homelessness in the WorldâEUR(TM)s Richest Country
Business  (tags: poverty, poor, society, usa, news, politics, finance, economy, debt, consumers, business, americans, labor )

Earths
- 35 days ago - globalresearch.ca
Growing millions face "one impossible choice after another," according to Poverty USA. "(B)etween food and medicine(s), getting to work or paying the heating bill. Census data show around half the population living in poverty or bordering it
From the ER to the Courtroom: How Nonprofit Hospitals Are Seizing Patients' Wages
Health & Wellness  (tags: hospitals, bills, garnishing, poverty, lawsuits )

Freya
- 36 days ago - alternet.org
When patients receive care at Heartland and don't or can't pay, their bills often end up here at Northwest Financial Services. And if those patients don't meet Northwest's demands, their debts can make another, final stop: the Buchanan County Courthouse.
A Green Utopia Deep in Mississippi? This Guy Has a Game Plan | Grist
Green Lifestyle  (tags: poverty, unemployment, community, environment, economic justice, sustainability )

Kathryn
- 50 days ago - grist.org
Jackson, MS. Cooperation Jackson, less than a year old, is one of the pilot communities of the Our Power Campaign, an effort launched by the Climate Justice Alliance (CJA).
My Whole Foods Nightmare: How a Full-Time Job There Left Me in Poverty
Business  (tags: Whole Foods, Retail, Workers, Labor, corporations, Benefits, Minimum wage, Poverty, working poor, Jobs, livable wage, Politics, News )

Brian
- 51 days ago - salon.com
Despite the corporate talk of "team" and "love," here's what working there was really like -- and why I had to quit
Why Is Yemen So Violent? Because It Is So Poor and Thirsty
World  (tags: poverty, violence, Yemen, world, violence, society, politics, humanrights, news, middle-east )

Cal
- 51 days ago - thenation.com
Since 2012 a little over half of Yemenis have been below the poverty line. About half of children are malnourished and a third are estimated to go to bed hungry each night.
Don't Raise Taxes for Poor Families
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: taxes, poverty, earned income credit, petitions )

Freya
- 52 days ago - forcechange.com
Republicans in the U.S. Congress are pushing to eliminate the Earned Income Tax Credit, which helps families that rely on a limited income to get by with a reduced income tax. They were originally going to vote to continue this tax cut, but started...
Sign the Robin Hood Tax Petition ACTION
Business  (tags: Robin Hood Tax, money, investments, poverty, banking, trading, ecosystems, climate-change, economy )

Nancy
- 69 days ago - foe.co.uk
With billions of pounds needed to help tackle poverty and climate change, we think it's fair to ask bankers and traders to pay a little more.
Can the Feds Keep High-Poverty Schools From Being Dumping Grounds for Bad Teachers?
Society & Culture  (tags: culture, education, equal rights, poverty, teachers, opportunity )

Cal
- 76 days ago - takepart.com
The U.S. Department of Education plans to enforce policies designed to ensure that low-income, minority kids are taught by competent, highly qualified instructors.
Theft ACTION
World  (tags: human rights, tax evasion, G20 leaders, world, money laundering, poverty, embezzlement )

Nancy
- 79 days ago - one.org
More than a trillion dollars is being siphoned out of developing countries every year. It's the biggest heist you've never heard of. TELL G20 LEADERS TO END THE TRILLION DOLLAR SCANDAL
Hard Times for Area Where Johnson's War on Poverty Was Launched
Offbeat  (tags: Poverty, President Lyndon Johnson, USA )

Ray
- 87 days ago - bbc.co.uk
In 1964 the War on Poverty was declared from a porch in a troubled corner of Kentucky. Fifty years on, the community still faces deprivation.
I Was Too Poor for An Abortion
Society & Culture  (tags: poverty, abortion, economics, women )

Freya
- 88 days ago - huffingtonpost.com
I was unemployed and attending college (fully paid for by a loving relative). My husband was working full-time at just a few cents above minimum wage. We could barely afford ourselves.
Child Marriage: A Promise of Poverty, Abuse, Disease
Health & Wellness  (tags: petition, child brides, abuse, disease, poverty, pedophilia )

Joyce
- 94 days ago - my.care.org
Child brides, 6-16 yrs, are forced/pressured into marriage, up to 700,000 yearly worldwide. 46% of child brides are in India. Most suffer poverty, abuse, disease, lifelong pain, or die in childbirth because their bodies are not ready.
Poverty, Not Gluttony, Is the Cause of Obesity
Health & Wellness  (tags: obesity, food, poverty, prices, eating )

Freya
- 94 days ago - alternet.org
For many mired in obesity "slim and healthy" costs money they simply don't have.
 

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