Life Below the poverty line

A photojournalist or “digital folk artist” as she likes to call herself takes stunning and, at times, shocking photos of the people of Troy, New York living in poverty.  She says “My project explores the way that money is but a symptom of self-worth and a means by which humans separate from each other. Poverty is an emotional (rather than simply) physical state with layers of marginalization that cements those who live under them into place.”   View more photos


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Take Action for the SFSP Program!!

Take Action: Urge Senators to Co-sponsor the Bi-Partisan Summer Meals Act of 2014

Yesterday, Senators Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) and Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) introduced the Summer Meals Act, S. 2527.  It is a bipartisan bill that will enhance efforts to expand the reach of the Summer Food Program to low-income children and significantly simplify the administration of the program for sponsors.

Rep. Don Young (R-AK) and Rep. Rick Larsen (D-WA) will be leading the effort in the House of Representatives. We will send you more information about that legislation once it’s introduced.

Action Needed:
 Contact your Senators and urge them to cosponsor Senators Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) and Lisa Murkowski’s (R-AK) Summer Meals Act (S.2527). This legislation would expand access to the Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) for low-income children and simplify administration of the program for SFSP sponsors.