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Articles by Luz Vega-Marquis | Marguerite Casey Foundation
When Walking the Walk Means Taking a Step Back

When Walking the Walk Means Taking a Step Back

Every great social movement has been led by those most affected. The movement to end poverty in America and to ensure that all families become full stakeholders in the American Dream is no exception. This is no top-down “War on Poverty” that can be abandoned at the whim of politicians. This is a movement bubbling [...]
Poor: No Longer a Four-Letter WordWhat does it mean to be poor in America? Just as importantly, who decides how poverty is defined? Let’s start with the dictionary. According to the professional word-wranglers at Merriam-Webster, poverty is “the state of one who lacks a usual or socially acceptable amount of money or material possessions.” Even in the supposedly neutral arena [...]
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A Living Wage is an Equal VoiceTake a look at your bills, starting with essentials: What do you pay for food, housing, clothing, health care, utilities and transportation? How much would it take for your family just to get by? Could you make it on $15,000 a year? $21,000? What would your family have to do without to make ends meet? [...]
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