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Safety net program for Pa. women and children is switching out paper for plastic

By the end of the year, every participant is expected to have the monthly stipends — roughly $40 per child — loaded onto a swipeable eWIC card.

By Aaron Moselle/WHYY

Pa. Poor People’s Campaign to push poverty agenda at Philly hearing

The Pennsylvania Poor People’s Campaign launched in May to address what they call the “four evils”: systemic racism, poverty, the war economy and environmental degradation. It’s seen as an extension of the original campaign started by Martin Luther King in 1968 just days before he was assassinated.

By Aaron Moselle/WHYY

1 in 3 Pa. households struggle to make ends meet, according to United Way report

“[These families] are one emergency away from desperate situations if they don’t have savings or other means to help them deal with it,”
By Aaron Moselle/WHYY

New $65M legal center hopes to be game changer for Philly’s poor

The Equal Justice Center will put more than a dozen of the city’s civil legal aid groups under one roof.

By Aaron Moselle/WHYY

Cash for the poor? General Assistance welfare again under threat in Pa.

“These are folks who are really struggling to get by on a day-to-day basis, and General Assistance is the only income support that’s available to them.”
By Aaron Moselle/WHYY

Democratic state senator wants to flood the Capitol with data on poverty

"I'm hoping that it will reach to the better angels of my colleagues."
By Katie Meyer