Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Welfare Reform's 15th Anniversary

Is welfare reform (now referred to as Temporary Aid to Needy Families) working? The answer depends on how you measure success. Following are a couple of opinions on what the data tells us. Note the alternative perspective that actually takes into account what it meant for families.

From House Ways and Means Committee

and from Jared Bernstein

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Task Force Broadcasts through LIVE CHAT

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Wednesday, August 24, 2011

August 2011 Meeting Announcement

The Economic Opportunity
Poverty Reduction
Task Force

Invites you, your constituents and your partner organizations to the “Legislative Committees are Resilient” August 2011 meeting

The Economic Opportunity Poverty Reduction Task Force continues to meet ad hoc during this year. This goal of this meeting is to set the stage for what needs to happen in 2012 as we continue to push for poverty reduction through economic opportunity. All are welcome.

Date: August 26, 2011
Time: 2:30 pm-5:00 pm

Location: Capitol Building (200 Colfax)
Committee Room 0109, Denver
The meeting will be broadcast over "Live Chat", so come back to the blog on Friday to participate.

Introductions: Sen. Hudak & Rep. Summers
2010 Overview in Retrospect/Progress Report
Revisiting our Charter
Sustainability and Structure
De-brief of the 2011 County Collaborative and the REAL presentation
Debrief on the Wisconsin Poverty Report and other efforts
Mitigating the Cliff Effect Brainstorming Activity
Other Legislative Ideas and Trends
Wrap Up & Next Steps

Legislative Committee members include: Representative Mark Barker, Senator Betty Boyd, Senator Kevin Grantham,Senator Lucia Guzman, Senator Evie Hudak, Representative Joshi Janak, Representative Daniel Kagan, Representative John Kefalas, Representative Ken Summers and Senator Jean White.

Thursday, August 4, 2011

The Womancession

What happens when there is a recovery and women don't see a change? What happens when child care assistance fades away and job hours are cut? Is the reduction of poverty related to women going back to work? From the Ms. Foundation, see the video on the WOMANCESSION