The Floor Beneath Our Feet

California Social Contract

Last year, I participated in AVODAH’s Jewish Service Corps in New York City, engaging in antipoverty work, leadership development, and communal living with my fellow…

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Broadening the Fight for $15

raise up for 15

At 6 a.m. last Thursday, a small group of people gathered at the Burger King on the corner of North Avenue and Hunt Street in…

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How Real Food Can Help Fight Poverty

"Let's Grow Healthy" banner displayed at the beginning of the food service line at Nottingham Elementary School in Arlington, VA, on Wednesday, October 12, 2011.

On January 8, 1964, in his State of the Union address, President Lyndon Johnson announced the launch of the War on Poverty. While the programs…

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Bank of America Settlement and the Need for Legal Aid Lawyers

Bank of America

Last week, Bank of America reached a record-setting $16.65 billion settlement with the Department of Justice for selling toxic mortgage securities during the housing boom.…

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