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The Truth About Food Stamps (Hint: They Work and Help Millions)
Society & Culture  (tags: SNAP, government, politics, food, children, elderly, poverty, hunger, humans, family, health, rights, society, ethics )

Carrie
- 28 days ago - newrepublic.com
The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or "SNAP," the new name for the Food Stamp Program, is America's largest and most important nutrition assistance program. It provides low-income people with money they must use to purchase food.
76 Percent of People Who Qualify for Housing Aid Don't Get It (TEXT and VIDEO)
Society & Culture  (tags: Americans, homelessness, government assistance, families, elderly, society, politics, government, humans, sadness, rights, ethics )

Carrie
- 88 days ago - vox.com
More often than you'd expect, benefits are allocated by dumb luck. And not just "this system is so complicated it's basically a crapshoot" dumb luck; "literally determined by a random lottery" dumb luck.
Minnesota Nursing Home Defends Rapist: 89-Year-Old Victim Was a 'Flirt' (TEXT and VIDEO)
Society & Culture  (tags: abuse, women, violence, rape, elderly, safety, society, crime, health )

Carrie
- 186 days ago - rawstory.com
An elderly woman in Minnesota is seeking punitive damages against a nursing home that placed her in a mental health facility and protected her attacker after she was raped.
Fighting a McDonald's in Queens for the Right to Sit. And Sit. And Sit.
Society & Culture  (tags: Americans, elderly, rights, McDonald's, ethics, society, news, sadness, police, law )

Carrie
- 224 days ago - nytimes.com
Shortly after New Year's Day, Man Hyung Lee, 77, was nursing a coffee in his usual seat in a narrow booth at a McDonald's in Flushing, Queens, when two police officers stepped into the fluorescent light of the restaurant.
*Take Action* Make Sure the Chained CPI Stays Gone
Society & Culture  (tags: abuse, activists, americans, corruption, culture, dishonesty, elderly, ethics, family, law, media, politics, rights, society )

Kit
- 225 days ago - salsa.wiredforchange.com
Keep cuts to our earned Social Security, Medicare or Medicaid benefits out of your budget and State of the Union address.
Life and Death in Assisted Living - ProPubllica and Frontline Investigation - Video
Society & Culture  (tags: abuse, americans, death, dishonesty, elderly, family, government, health, investigations, law, media, politics, rights, safety, society )

Kit
- 258 days ago - pbs.org
As more and more elderly Americans choose to spend their later years in assisted living facilities, FRONTLINE and ProPublica examine whether this loosely regulated, multi-billion dollar industry is putting seniors at risk? Part 1 of 4.
Pledge to Help Feed Starving Elderly Americans ! PLEASE SIGN ! !
Society & Culture  (tags: humans, elderly, protection, suffering, hunger )

Cher Away
- 383 days ago - takeaction.takepart.com
Millions of older Americans lack the resources to afford meals, and many of them are going to bed hungry tonight. Pledge to stand with AARP and become an advocate to end senior hunger.
Eight Elderly Men Held Captive in Houston Home Under 'Prison'-Like Conditions
Society & Culture  (tags: sadness, elderly, society, news, law, safety, rights, americans, abuse, humans, violence, health )

Carrie
- 405 days ago - rawstory.com
Police arrived at a home on the 8600 block of White Castle Lane to find the door had been nailed shut and that several people had been kept in the garage, with one victim saying he had been held captive in the home for more than 10 years.
*TAKE ACTION* Mr. President, Please Do Not Cut Social Security!
Society & Culture  (tags: abuse, americans, culture, CPI, elderly, freedoms, government, politics, safety, society, Social Security )

Kit
- 507 days ago - signon.org
Chained CPI explained in 2 minutes. Please sign. Watch short video from Robert Reich.
Hate Crimes: A Rape Every Minute, a Thousand Corpses Every Year
Society & Culture  (tags: abuse, children, crime, culture, death, education, elderly, ethics, freedoms, gayrights, government, humans, law, media, murder, news, politics, religion, police, rights, safety, society, violence, women )

Kit
- 579 days ago - alternet.org
There' a pattern of violence against women that's broad and deep and incessantly overlooked.
Keep An Eye on Some of the Best Organizing Going On in America: 6 Activist Projects to Watch
Society & Culture  (tags: activists, americans, children, culture, education, elderly, ethics, family, freedoms, humans, media, politics, rights, safety, society )

Kit
- 698 days ago - alternet.org
Getting out the vote is great, but year-round, season in and out, grassroots activists create campaigns whose wins and losses don't get trumpeted across all the news networks.
Grannies Decline to Be Starved -- With Video
Society & Culture  (tags: americans, culture, dishonesty, education, elderly, ethics, freedoms, government, politics, society )

Kit
- 701 days ago - readersupportednews.org
That nice young Ryan boy dropped by the AARP convention on Friday to assure the various grannies that his zombie-eyes were not really planning to starve them. The grannies seemed to be less than convinced that zombie-eyed granny-starvers indeed do not->
ACTION ALERT! Take a Quiz, Feed the Hungry!!
Society & Culture  (tags: food, feeding, hungry, Feeding America, elderly, poverty, americans, children, activists, family, health, humans, safety, society )

Lisa
- 1115 days ago - help.feedingamerica.org
Take our 10 question Food Quiz, For every question you get right, Kraft Foods Foundation will donate $1 to Feeding America
Deficit Death Panel
Society & Culture  (tags: abuse, activists, americans, corruption, culture, dishonesty, education, elderly, family, freedoms, government, media, politics, religion, rights, sadness, safety, senoir citizens, society, social security system )

Kit
- 1447 days ago - ourfuture.org
I know the conservatives want to cut "entitlements" but literally killing off old people seems extreme even for them. But they seem to think that the elderly are being profligate spenders on health care and so they need to "take responsibility" and pay ->
A Reminder That Laughter Is The Best Medicine
Society & Culture  (tags: elderly, laughter, caring )

Brenda
- 1450 days ago - caregiverstress.com
Mary has a great poem to share about Home Instead. "Home Instead" is a senior's home in Omaha Nebraska. A resident, Mary Maxwell was asked to do the invocation at their convention. Please share this with others if you will.
 

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