Raise the Grants!
Thursday, July 26
Ramsey County Welfare Office (160 E Kellogg, Saint Paul)
Join us for the kickoff of the Welfare Rights Committee’s campaign to “Raise the Grants!” MN politicians gave billions to the rich. Now it’s our turn. Raise the Grants!
Welfare grants have not been raised since 1986 – 26 years ago. That means, for the past 26 years, MN politicians decided to sentence children to poverty and homelessness.
If Minnesota’s welfare grants kept up with inflation, MFIP (MN’s welfare program for families) grants would be DOUBLE what they are now. In 1986, a family of 2 got $437 to live on. In 2012, a family of two still gets $437. This is a crime against families and children.