New Mobilizer: Work Requirements: Who “Deserves” Help?

Take ActionSenior Director of Policy Dr. Barbara DiPietro examines the concept of “the deserving poor” and shares ways to push back against work requirement legislation and harmful stereotypes in our latest Mobilizer. As more policies push for employment as a condition of receiving assistance from public programs, it is critical that we stand up for basic human rights for all, not just those deemed “deserving” based on employment status. Our action alert also highlights the status of work requirement legislation around health care, housing, and the SNAP program, and the latest policy news.

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