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Oppose Trump’s Budget Cuts on the Poor & Hungry

Date: June 15, 2017 | Categories: Hunger / Poverty / Inequality, Take Action, Take Action All,

THE ISSUE One of the key lessons from Ramadan is that we empathize with the poor and hungry. It is reported that the Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) was the most generous in the month of Ramadan. This blessed month reminds us of the situation of those who have less than us and gives us a short input into their daily battle …

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Minimum Wage Mythbusters

Date: September 18, 2016 | Categories: Hunger / Poverty / Inequality, Opinion, Opinion All,

Source: U.S. Department of Labor Myth: Raising the minimum wage will only benefit teens. Not true: The typical minimum wage worker is not a high school student earning weekend pocket money. In fact, 89 percent of those who would benefit from a federal minimum wage increase to $12 per hour are age 20 or older, and 56 percent are women. …

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Justice Department Says Poor Can’t Be Held When They Can’t Afford Bail

Date: August 22, 2016 | Categories: Hunger / Poverty / Inequality, News, News,

Source: NBC News Holding defendants in jail because they can’t afford to make bail is unconstitutional, the Justice Department said in a court filing late Thursday — the first time the government has taken such a position before a federal appeals court. It’s the latest step by the Obama administration in encouraging state courts to move away from imposing fixed …