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Ending Poverty, Not Welfare: A Grassroots Congressional Briefing on TANF Reauthorization

February 2010
When Feb 25, 2010
from 09:00 AM to 10:30 AM
Where Washington, DC
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In the coming year, Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), the legislation that created welfare reform, will be reauthorized. Hear from the most important stakeholders in this process – low-income mothers and their children - about how we can strengthen our nation’s safety net, while creating pathways out of poverty for low-income women and their families.

Also hear from speakers with the Center for Law and Social Policy, the Applied Research Center, Legal Momentum and the National Council for Negro Women, who will share the latest research on how low-income mothers and their families have fared under welfare reform.

 

Hosted by Women for Economic Justice (WEJ)
A national network of grassroots, low-income women-led organizations
working to end poverty under TANF reauthorization and to achieve
economic justice for low-income women, their families, and communities.

Community Voices Heard (NY)
Georgia Citizens’ Coalition on Hunger
LIFETIME: Low-Income Families’ Empowerment through Education (CA)
9to5 National Association for Working Women (WI/CA/CO)
Ohio Empowerment Coalition / Contact Center
POWER: Parents Organizing for Welfare and Economic Rights (WA)
WEEL: Working for Equality and Economic Liberation (MT)

Sponsors
The Honorable Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY)
The Honorable Jim McDermott (D-WA)
The Honorable Barbara Lee (D-CA)
The Honorable Pete Stark (D-CA)
The Honorable Judy Chu (D-CA)
The Honorable Gwen Moore (D-WI)
The Honorable Edolphus Town (D-NY)

American Association of University Women
Applied Research Center
Center for Community Change
Center for Law and Social Policy
Coalition on Human Needs
Insight Center for Community Economic Development
Institute for Women’s Policy Research
Legal Momentum
National Council for Negro Women

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