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Republican War Against The Poor

To stop the GOP War on Poor People, we need a moral movement. We need good jobs that pay a living wage.

We need an accurate assessment of who is poor based on adequate housing, health care, water, sanitation, child care, sufficient wages and how poverty goes hand in hand with social forces such as racism, militarism and environmental destruction.

Rise in minimum wage linked to fewer teen pregnancies


Raising the minimum wage results in lower teen birth rates, especially among white and Hispanic adolescents, a new study suggests.

Elected leaders nationwide are continually debating the benefits and consequences of raising the minimum wage in cities, states and at the federal level. Arguments often focus on how local business could be impacted and whether workers really would earn more money, considering companies might cut employees’ hours to control costs.