Welfare Warriors: The Welfare Rights Movement in the United States

By Premilla Nadasen

First released in 2005. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa corporation.

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Many grassroots teams equipped humans to take part in political associations, neighborhood forums, and policy-making our bodies. they didn't think that participation used to be a way of social uplift. For them, participation could rework members, yet, extra importantly, it should remodel associations. ninety six Jon Van Til, a sociologist and participant-observer of 3 welfare rights corporations in Delaware County, PA, defined: [Welfare recipients] participated intelligently. They participated in a civil style.

Resource unknown. n. d.. Wiley Papers, field 28, folder 1. 24 William Engelhardt (Director of the learning application in group improvement on the Penn middle) quoted in Tom Peck, Jr. fifty eight Welfare candidates charm judgements. The (Charleston) information and Courier. three August 1968. Wiley Papers, field 27, folder 2. 25 Anna Marie LeClaire (Co-Chair of Massachusetts WRO). Speech at Rally, Boston. 30 June 1969. Whitaker Papers, field three, folder 6. 26 Johnnie Tillmon and George Wiley to Wilbur Cohen (Secretary of health and wellbeing, schooling and Welfare).

Gil, “Mothers’ Wages or Social protection for moms: an alternate method of assault Poverty” (Paper provided at Brandeis college, 23 July 1968), ACLU documents, containers 1134–1136. sixty seven U. S. insurrection fee (1968: 34–35, 37–38). sixty eight historic information (1975: 346-367). sixty nine Statistical Abstracts, desk 431, “Public Assistance—Expenditures, through resource of cash, and per month funds to Recipients, through software, States and different components: 1965. ” 70 Statistical Abstracts 1970, desk 453, “Public Assistance—Recipients of cash funds, States, and different components, 1969” and Statistical Abstracts 1966, desk 429, “Public information— Recipients through software, States and different parts, 1965.

33 OSCAW, “Ohio enough Welfare News,” e-newsletter, 18 April 1968, Whitaker Papers, field 1. 34 Cassie B. Downer, quoted in Milwaukee County WRO (1972: 135–136). 35 “Six Myths approximately Welfare,” NWRO pamphlet, 1971, Welfare Rights assortment, Lehman Library 36 For references to the matter of complete employment, see Brumm (1968:8). 37 Philadelphia WRO, “A Federal relations funding software: the fundamental aim of the Philadelphia WRO,” n. d. , Wiley Papers, field 27, folder 1. 38 Philadelphia WRO, “A Federal kinfolk funding software: the elemental target of the Philadelphia WRO,” n.

Many employees mem-bers counted the variety of humans becoming a member of welfare rights organisations whereas recipients gauged sustained involvement. those different types have been fluid even though. a few recipients, specially nationwide leaders, have been whole-heartedly devoted to construction a mass-based crew, and a few employees individuals, comparable to Rhoda Linton and Tim Sampson, valued person empowerment. however, a common thrust inside of NWRO formed the contrasting perspectives of many employees contributors and recipients. A member of a non-NWRO affiliated welfare rights association in Chicago defined that NWRO’s “crisis orientation works opposed to a sustained organizing attempt.

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