Save the date – Monday, Aug. 22, 9 a.m. – the 20th anniversary of Clinton’s welfare ‘reform.’ On Aug. 22, 1996, President Bill Clinton signed “Welfare Reform” into law. Hillary did not speak out against it then, and isn’t now. Join with Welfare Rights Committee members as we say, “Clinton’s welfare reform is (still) a disaster!”
Press Conference and Protest against welfare ‘reform’
Monday, Aug. 22nd, 2016
Minneapolis Federal Building
300 S 4th Street, downtown Mpls.
Clinton’s Welfare ‘Reform’. 20 years later…
STILL a Disaster
20 years ago, on August 22, 1996, President Bill Clinton signed the racist, sexist, anti-child, welfare reform into law. Since then we have been suffering. We demand Hillary Clinton pledge to overturn Bill Clinton’s Welfare Reform!
- 5-year lifetime limit on welfare – even for kids.
Family cap that punished babies for being born. (The Welfare Rights Committee overturned this in Minnesota!)
Work requirements and workfare, but not real jobs with living wages.
Sanctions. Drug tests. Cuts to immigrants.
Cuts to food stamps. 3-month limit in a 3-year period for most adults.
No entitlement. It used to be, if your income was low, you could get help. Now it’s up to the “discrimination” of the county.
Money going to agencies, instead of to our families.
The Welfare Rights Committee has been fighting, and sometimes winning, in forcing the state of MN to stop some of the worst parts of Clinton’s Welfare Reform. But we still say it is bad for children and families and must be undone.