“If their employer is paying them so poorly that they’re relying on public benefits to feed their kids, the least the employer can do is give them time to stand in line and wait for their interview at the welfare... Read More »
The lawsuit, filed by the Western Center on Law and Poverty in 2012, alleged that the city’s public housing agency shortchanged residents by charging them for trash pickup on top of rent. Robert Newman, a senior attorney with the center,... Read More »
A Visalia man who died while waiting for Medi-Cal benefits is now at the center of a lawsuit against the state of California.
The family says all they want is to make sure that no else experiences what they did.... Read More »
8. Western Center on Law and Poverty: Translating grassroots activism into legislative victories will require strong inside/outside partnerships at the local, state and federal levels. One group that has mastered this delicate dance is the Western Center on Law and... Read More »
This is the third post in TheNation.com’s #TalkPoverty series—an effort to push a deeper conversation about poverty into the mainstream political debate. The series profiles people working on poverty-related issues, and lays out the questions they want President Obama and... Read More »