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Voting rates for poor and people of color are low

Voting rates for poor and people of color are low

Sep. 22 | We must turn disenfranchisement into participation   Among our many programs and services, Community Action Partnership of Ramsey and Washington Counties directs initiatives designed to promote voter education and political participation, increase...

Study says nearly half of Americans are living in or near poverty

Study says nearly half of Americans are living in or near poverty

Sep. 5 | Are things really that bad?   In a recent Minnesota Spokesman Recorder column discussing how the federal poverty rate is measured, I cited a 2013 study by the Oregon Center for Public Policy regarding the application of its Family Budget Calculator...

Fifty years of war on poverty

Fifty years of war on poverty

Aug. 23 | Community Action Partnership of Ramsey & Washington Counties marks a half-century of active service   From August 6 through August 8, Minnesota Community Action Partnership held its annual conference in Duluth, celebrating 50 years of...

Too many Minnesotans are going to bed hungry

Too many Minnesotans are going to bed hungry

Aug. 7 | After witnessing the national media coverage of the Chicago Public Schools Teacher’s Strike of 2012, one distinct and disturbing image still haunts me. I clearly remember many parents asking, in fact begging City officials to keep the schools open...

The federal poverty line grossly underestimates actual U.S. poverty

The federal poverty line grossly underestimates actual U.S. poverty

Jul. 28 | By alternative measures, close to half the country could be defined as ‘economically insecure’  In 2001, the NBC award-winning drama series The West Wing aired an episode in which the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) proposed a new “poverty...

The tragic irony of racial disparities in Minnesota

The tragic irony of racial disparities in Minnesota

Jul. 15 | On July 18, 2014, Community Action Partnership of Ramsey & Washington Counties will host Minnesota Commissioner of Health, Dr. Ed Ehlinger, at its inaugural Community Health Action Talks (C.h.a.t.) event. During this presentation, Dr. Ehlinger...

The New Poor — how secure are you from this emerging  American class?

The New Poor — how secure are you from this emerging American class?

Jun. 29 | The financial crisis of 2007-2008 triggered the most ominous economic emergency since the Great Depression nearly 80 years before. During this calamity, a number of new terms and phrases began to enter the general American lexicon. Such terms included...

Affordable housing shortage among disastrous assaults on the poor

Affordable housing shortage among disastrous assaults on the poor

Jun. 17 | The financial crisis of 2007-2008 spawned in many of us a righteous outrage that took aim at a worldwide financial establishment that in the eyes of many had completely run amok. At the time, a number of experts cited new and expanded banking practices,...

Conference recruited fighters for War on Poverty

Conference recruited fighters for War on Poverty

Jun. 3 | By Isaac Peterson Contributing Writer   Fifty years ago, in 1964, then-president Lyndon Johnson mobilized the resources of the U.S government to engage in his historic War on Poverty, saying, “The richest nation on earth can afford to win it....

The economic security of our seniors is at risk

The economic security of our seniors is at risk

May. 30 | Community Action Partnership of Ramsey and Washington Counties operates the largest Energy Assistance Program in the state. Each year, this program helps more than 20,000 households to maintain safe and continuous heating during the brutal and unforgiving...