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Here are links to online news articles published about the welfare rights movement, 1995 to the present.

NWRU Convention Draws Up Plans For Anti-Poor Budget CutsPeople's Tribune (Sept. 1995) 

Welfare Rights Redux. Z Magazine (Jan 1998)

The Voices of Marching Activists Call For Real Answers to PovertyNational NOW Times (Winter 2000) 

Welfare Organizing at the GrassrootsColorlines (November 29, 2000)

Revisiting the National Welfare Rights Organization. Colorlines (November 29, 2000)

Welfare Groups Rally in DC. People's World (February 8, 2002)

Welfare Rights Committee launches campaign to “Raise the Welfare Grants” in MN FightBack! News (July 26, 2012)

Welfare Rights Groups Still Working for Change. Northeast Ohio Coalition for the Homeless (August 15, 2012)

The Mothers Who Fought to Radically Reimagine Welfare. Code Switch (June 9, 2019)


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