Welfare

AFSC Statement on Punitive Welfare Bill SB 203

Maggie Fogarty testified in oppositin to SB 203 before the NH Senate Finance Committee on February 4, 2014.

Speaking truth to power

Storm Coleman in WV

Storm Coleman testifies in front of West Virginia’s Select Committee on Children and Families.

To people who criticize welfare and disability recipients in West Virginia, 16-year-old Storm Coleman suggests a visualization exercise: “Picture yourself in my mom’s shoes.”

“Imagine that you’re overweight, or you’re in pain all day, you can’t walk around, and you have three kids to provide for, and no job will hire you either because you’re disabled or ’cause you’re overqualified—’cause my mom is really smart.”

Candidate Forum - Manchester Welfare Commissioner

Monday, October 21, 2013 - 7:00pm - 8:30pm

Do you have questions for Manchester's City Welfare Commissioner?  This forum will include the two candidates for this important city office.  Commissioner Paul Martineau will speak and respond to questions from 7 to 7:40 pm.  Challenger Diane Guimond will follow from 7:50 to 8:30 pm.  Sponsored by the Granite State Organizing Project, a non-partisan organization.  All are welcome!

Welfare Forum

Flyer for Oct. 21, 2013 candidate forum

AFSC testimony for HB 261, "Unemployed Parents"

Maggie Fogarty's testimony to the NH House Health and Human Services Committee, Jan. 29, 2013, in support of restoring the Unemployed Parents program.

Learn about public benefits in your state

Online resources about food stamps, Medicaid, SCHIP, TANF and childcare benefits, by state.

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