Coast to Coast, Standing Up for Anti-Poverty Programs

When members of Congress pick up their hometown newspapers across the country, they’ve been seeing the same message from RESULTS volunteers: Don’t pull the rug out from under low-income Americans. Congress needs to know where you stand. Check out your media so far – and then let’s add to the list.

 

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Media generated since November 10, 2016. Updated May 2017.

 

Alabama

SNAP works for Alabama, Haley Medved Kendrick, AL.com, March 10, 2017

 

Alaska

Representatives must protect Medicaid from threats, Susan Fleurant, Alaska Dispatch News, March 19, 2017

 

Arizona

Don’t gut welfare programs, Haley Kendrick, Arizona Republic, March 11, 2017

Americans deserve a break, Claudia DiCosola, Glendale Star, December 15, 2016

 

Arkansas

Reject safety net cuts, Tyler Schuermann, Democrat Gazette, February 11, 2017

 

California

Bay Area must keep pushing to strengthen middle class, Georgia Platts, Mercury News, December 3, 2016

ACA repeal would be a mistake, Tiffany Wood, Desert Sun, January 21, 2017

Fixes would help programs, Willie Dickerson, Desert Sun, February 24, 2017

Johnson should vote no on AHCA, Tiffany Wood, Ventura County Stat, May 16, 2017

 

Colorado

Moving through fear, Willie Dickerson, Boulder Weekly, January 12, 2017

 

Connecticut

Truth matters to hungry children, William Baker, Stamford Advocate, January 25, 2017

Congress must protect health care for everyone, Lucinda Winslow, Stamford Advocate, March 18, 2017

Congress must protect health care for everyone, Lucinda Winslow, Greenwich Time, March 18, 2017

Protecting the safety net, William Baker, Stamford Advocate, December 11, 2016

Fighting for a humane health care policy, William Baker, Stamford Advocate, April 11, 2017

Fighting for a humane health care policy, William Baker, Greenwich Time, April 11, 2017

Lawmakers deserve thanks for ACA effort, Leslie Weinberg, Stamford Advocate, April 18, 2017

A cruel and immoral bill, William Baker and Lucinda Winslow, Stamford Advocate, May 4, 2017

 

Delaware

 

District of Columbia

I told Paul Ryan what it's like to be poor. I wonder if he remembers me now., Tianna Gaines-Turner, Washington Post, April 4, 2017

 

Florida

Poverty will increase if health care changes are made, Benjamin Paley, Sun Sentinel, March 8, 2017

Right to care, Ashley Beade, Gainesville Sun, March 29, 2017

 

Georgia

Keep our safety net, Bethany Moore, Augusta Chronicle, December 17, 2016

Residents should urge Congress members not to ‘put up roadblocks’, Thomas Moore, Marietta Daily Journal, February 22, 2017

 

Hawaii

 

Iowa

Make safety net programs a priority, Peggy Fitch, Des Moines Register, December 23, 2016

Work of Christmas begins now, Jody Zobel, Des Moines Register, January 2, 2017

Heartbroken about Affordable Care Act, Julie Stewart, Des Moines Register, January 6, 2017

Give hard-working Iowans a break, Stephen Blobaum, Des Moines Register, January 6, 2017

Fearful of losing aid programs, Karen Laughlin, Iowa City Press-Citizen, February 10, 2017

Pro-life doesn’t stop at birth, Mary Brown, Iowa City Press-Citizen, March 8, 2017

Welfare laws, Katie Bailey, Waterloo/Cedar Falls Courier, March 12, 2017

SNAP helps Iowans put food on the table, Meredith McLean, Des Moines Register, March 14, 2017

 

Idaho

Congress attacking America’s safety net, Janet McClenahan, Idaho Press-Tribune, January 25, 2017

Food stamps, Dawn Pierce, Idaho Statesman, March 24, 2017

Protect Medicaid, reject bad health plan, Janet McClenahan, Idaho Press-Tribune, April 25, 2017

Tax reform, Dawn Pierce, Idaho Statesman, May 9, 2017

 

Illinois

Will next Congress tear apart safety net?, David Margolis, Chicago Sun-Times, December 12, 2016

House vote looms on GOP health care plan to repeal, replace Obamacare, Sarah Borgstede, Belleville News-Democrat, March 22, 2017

 

Indiana

ACA repeal would be a mistake, Tiffany Wood, Journal & Courier, January 22, 2017

No Title, Marci Atkins, Greensburgh Daily News, February 8, 2017

 

Kansas

Lobby for SNAP, Medicaid, Vic & Kay Streufert, Salina Journal, December 20, 2016

Don’t block-grant SNAP, Kennedy Hackerott, Manhattan Mercury, December 21, 2016

Don’t cut programs that feed millions, Lila Bartel, Topeka Capital Journal, January 1, 2017

Keep safety nets in place, Kimberly Trigg, Salina Journal, February 3, 2017

Farm bill provisions help low-income Kansans, Daniel Greenhalgh, Manhattan Mercury, February 9, 2017

SNAP is important element in Farm Bill, Kennedy Hackerott, Manhattan Mercury, February 26, 2017

 

Kentucky

Put the less fortunate first, Stephen Ralph, The Gleaner, January 13, 2017

 

Louisiana

Congress must not take America backward, Jeanie Donovan, Houma Today, December 14, 2016

Congress must not take America backward, Jeanie Donovan, Daily Comet, February 14, 2016

Congress’ actions speak louder than words, Rachid Ouedraogo, Daily Advertiser, January 30, 2017

Congress’ actions speak louder than words, Rachid Ouedraogo, The Town Talk, January 30, 2017

Congress’ actions speak louder than words, Rachid Ouedraogo, The Daily World, January 30, 2017

 

Maine

Congress needs to protect, not shred, programs for the poor, Kristy Martino, Portland Press Herald, January 13, 2017

 

Maryland

Fighting against hunger, Jami-Lin Williams, Baltimore Sun, December 2, 2016

Maryland’s Hunger Problem, Lior Miller, Baltimore Sun, December 6, 2016

No more SNAP cuts, Sara Buckingham, Baltimore Sun, December 14, 2016

Good leaders should not increase suffering and poverty, Bruce Kessler, Hagerstown Herald Mail, January 11, 2017

Protect food stamps from cuts, Susan Burket, Baltimore Sun, January 13, 2017

Senators, protect us from ACHA (sic), Sara Buckingham, Baltimore Sun, May 11, 2017

 

Massachusetts

Congress must protect, expand anti-poverty programs, William Deignan, Eagle Tribune, December 20, 2016

Keep SNAP intact, William Deignan, Boston Herald, December 30, 2016

Gutting the fed budget, William Deignan, Boston Herald, March 17, 2017

 

Michigan

Congress must fight for our poorest citizens, Alexander King, Detroit Free Press, January 15, 2017

Continuing to change lives for the better, Willie Dickerson, Daily Telegram, January 15, 2017

 

Minnesota

Feeding those who need help, Paul Hoffinger, Sun Thisweek, December 1, 2016

Program provides real hope, Paul Hoffinger, Minneapolis Star-Tribune, December 2, 2016

Food for a better life, Mark Frascone, Sun This Week, February 2, 2017

How I will be fighting for justice through Teach for America, Olivia Schneider, Minnesota Daily, March 29, 2017

 

Mississippi

Hunger affects students’ work, Michelle Wheeler, Jackson Clarion Ledger, March 15, 2017

 

Missouri

Keep SNAP, Christine Rock, Kansas City Star, November 14, 2016

Reject proposals to undo safety net programs, Cindy Levin, St. Louis Post Dispatch, February 10, 2017

Tax plan losers, Jos Linn, Kansas City Star, April 21, 2017

 

Montana

Tell Congress to fund SNAP, Karen Cunningham, Hungry Horse News, March 1, 2017

 

Nebraska

Our country must maintain programs to help those in need, Roger Young, Grand Island Independent, February 21, 2017

Protecting SNAP, Medicaid, Shams Al-Badry, Lincoln Journal Star, February 28, 2017

 

Nevada

 

New Hampshire

Fight against poverty must keep going forward, Keith Sabella, Concord Monitor, December 19, 2016

Represent us all, Allie Gonyea, New Hampshire Union Leader, December 25, 2016

SNAP is an investment, Allie Gonyea, Concord Monitor, February 26, 2017

Support SNAP funding, Allie Gonyea, New Hampshire Union Leader, March 7, 2017

 

New Jersey

Protect safety net, Susan Rack, New Jersey Herald, January 12, 2017

ACA repeal would be a mistake, Tiffany Wood, Asbury Park Press, January 21, 2017

ACA repeal would be a mistake, Tiffany Wood, Daily Journal, January 21, 2017

Protect our anti-poverty programs, Marian Olson, Bernardsville News, January 27, 2017

Keep our safety-net programs, Marian Olson, NJ Star Ledger, February 2, 2017

 

New Mexico

Assistance programs should be off-limits, Louisa Barkalow, Albuquerque Journal, November 24, 2016

Don’t gut our help, Estelle Berger, Santa Fe Reporter, January 4, 2017

No title, Gerry Fairbrother, Santa Fe New Mexican, January 5, 2017

Not pretty, Terry Schleder, Santa Fe New Mexican, January 6, 2017

Expose dangers of losing safety net, Bob Lurcott, Taos News, January 12, 2017

Let the public weigh in, Lydia Pendley, Santa Fe New Mexican, February 5, 2017

Repealing Affordable Care Act would hurt New Mexico, Gerry Fairbrother, Santa Fe New Mexican, February 25, 2017

Letter to the Editor, Gerry Fairbrother, Santa Fe New Mexican, April 2, 2017

Letter to the Editor, Marion Seymour, Santa Fe New Mexican, April 10, 2017

Poverty isn't a choice, and Americans need a safety net, Tianna Gaines-Turner, Santa Fe New Mexican, May 9, 2017

Keep affordable health care, Lydia Pendley, Santa Fe New Mexican, May 5, 2017

 

New York

Federal anti-poverty programs work, Kelly Ann Kowolski, Lockport Union Sun & Journal, January 31, 2017

 

North Carolina

Now it's up to the Senate to protect health care coverage, Lindsay Saunders, News & Observer, May 14, 2017

 

North Dakota

 

Ohio

Congress’ actions speak louder than words, Rachid Ouedraogo, Cincinnati Enquirer, January 30, 2017

Keep Affordable Care Act, Mary Brown, Columbus Post-Dispatch, February 24, 2017

 

Oklahoma

Preserve safety net, Katrina Harris, NewsOK, February 1, 2017

 

Oregon

It’s time to take a stand to protect important programs, Willie Dickerson, Salem Statesman-Journal, December 23, 2016

ACA repeal would be a mistake, Tiffany Wood, Statesman Journal, January 21, 2017

 

Pennsylvania

Congress must address poverty, Leo Kucewicz, Pottstown Mercury Opinion, January 5, 2017

ACA repeal would be a mistake, Tiffany Wood, York Daily Record, January 21, 2017

 

Rhode Island

 

South Carolina

Don’t dismantle country’s safety net, Joshua Adams, Greenville News, December 9, 2016

Congress must protect anti-poverty programs, Begona Cabellero, Greenville News, January 12, 2017

 

South Dakota

ACA repeal would be a mistake, Tiffany Wood, Argus Leader, January 21, 2017

Help those who are ‘food insecure’, Olivia Schneider, Sioux Falls Argus Leader, March 16, 2017

 

Tennessee

ACA repeal would be a mistake, Tiffany Wood, Leaf Chronicle, January 21, 2017

 

Texas

Make lives better, Becky Hopson, Houston Chronicle, December 15, 2017

Anti-poverty programs must be maintained, Glenn Ross, Austin American-Statesman, January 5, 2017

The people’s power, Willie Dickerson, Dallas Morning News, January 15, 2017

ACA repeal would be a mistake, Tiffany Wood, Corpus Christie Caller-Times, January 21, 2017

 

Utah

Political will, Michael Brown, The Spectrum, December 21, 2016

Aid programs lift people out of poverty, Michael Brown, Salt Lake Tribune, December 30, 2016

Ordinary citizens lobbying Congress on racial justice, Debbie Baskin, Park City Record, January 21, 2017

Congress needs to protect SNAP, Backen Jensen, Daily Herald, February 7, 2017

Save SNAP, Debbie Baskin, The Spectrum, March 7, 2017

Don’t cut Medicaid, Elizabeth Spencer, Deseret News, March 22, 2017

Poor health care a poor precedent, Elizabeth Spencer, Daily Herald, March 22, 2017

Tell Congress to Fight Cuts to Medicaid, Therese J. Huhtala, Salt Lake City Tribune, March 27, 2017

Utahns need Medicaid, Elizabeth Spencer, The Spectrum, March 29, 2017

Impacts on charity, Jonathan Nellermoe, Deseret News, April 4, 2017

Trump's tax reform would hurt the poor, Debbie Baskin, Salt Lake City Tribune, May 11, 2017

 

Vermont

Increase private food donations, Sara Buckingham, Burlington Free Press, December 29, 2016

 

Virginia

Safety net programs, Pamela M. Covington, Daily Press, February 26, 2017

I told Paul Ryan what it's like to be poor. I wonder if he remembers me now., Tianna Gaines-Turner, Culpeper Star Exponent, April 4, 2017

 

Washington

Make poverty a priority in D.C., Willie Dickerson, Kitsap Sun, November 10, 2016

America needs good examples, Willie Dickerson, Mukilteo Beacon, November 16, 2016

Volunteer, make a difference, Willie Dickerson, Mukilteo Beacon, December 21, 2016

Let Congress Know Your Priorities, Beth Wilson, Kitsap Sun, January 3, 2017

Democratic process to make a difference, Willie Dickerson, The Olympian, January 3, 2017

No title, Willie Dickerson, Tacoma Weekly, January 5, 2017

The common good: Time to take action, Willie Dickerson, Seattle Times, January 7, 2017

DelBene can make a difference on the Ways and Means Committee, Willie Dickerson, Bothell-Kenmore Reporter, January 10, 2017

Group working to keep up safety net, Willie Dickerson, Snohomish Tribune, January 10, 2017

Protect our anti-poverty programs, Alan Newberg, Kitsap Daily News, January 18, 2017

MLK: What are you doing for others?, Willie Dickerson, January 19, 2017

Rally now to protect federal programs, Alan Newberg, Kitsap Sun, January 21, 2017

Work to end poverty, Willie Dickerson, The Columbian, January 23, 2017

Call lawmakers, call for kindness, Willie Dickerson, Mukilteo Beacon, January  25, 2017

Make your voice heard in 2017 by contacting your representatives, Willie Dickerson, Queen Anne and Magnolia News, January 25, 2017

Make your voice heard – Poverty is an issue, Alan Newberg, Shelton-Mason County Journal, January 26, 2017

Each of us can do something, Willie Dickerson, Bainbridge Island Review, January 29, 2017

Health care plans need clarity, Dr. Lorraine Barton-Haas, The Olympian, February 2, 2017

Keep pushing for liberty and justice, Willie Dickerson, Kitsap Sun, February 14, 2017

Congress must keep safety net intact, Amy VanFossen, Kitsap Sun, February 23, 2017

Tell Congress that nutrition programs are working, Donna Munro, Kitsap Sun, February 28, 2017

Powerful, hidden gem of an organization trains regular folks to shape policy, Jerry Large (columnist), Seattle Times, March 6, 2017

Quality education changes everything, Willie Dickerson, The Olympian, March 11, 2017

Call your representatives, let them know your thoughts on ACA replacement letter, Willie Dickerson, Bothell-Kenmore Reporter, March 20, 2017

Call your representatives, let them know your thoughts on ACA replacement letter, Willie Dickerson, Kirkland Reporter, March 20, 2017

Let's demand health care that works for all, Willie Dickerson, Mukilteo Beacon, April 5, 2017

Any tax changes should ensure justice, Diana Tyree-Eddy, Kitsap Sun, April 19, 2017

Letter to the Editor, Willie Dickerson, Tacoma Weekly, April 20, 2017

Kudos to Congresswoman DelBene for town hall meetings, Willie Dickerson, Bothell-Kenmore Reporter, April 21, 2017

Latest health care overhaul ideas are even worse, Judy Arbogast, Kitsap Sun, April 21, 2017

Don't punish the poor, Rochelle Goldberg, Seattle Times, April 21, 2017

Speak up for fairness, Willie Dickerson, Seattle Times, April 28, 2017

Tax gifts to the rich aren't working for us, Donna Munro, Kitsap Sun, April 27, 2017

Congress should protect healthcare for all, Judy Arbogast, The News-Tribune, April 27, 2017

Health care for all would cost everyone less, Leslie Weinberg, Mukilteo Beacon, April 12, 2017

Letter to the Editor, Willie Dickerson, Puget Sound Trail, April 21, 2017

Make a difference, Willie Dickerson, Longview Daily News, May 2, 2017

Speak up against new health law, Willie Dickerson, May 10, 2017

 

West Virginia

WV reps must protect safety net, George Boggs, Charleston Gazette-Mail, January 6, 2017

 

Wisconsin

Congress’ actions speak louder than words, Rachid Ouedraogo, Wausau Daily Herald, January 30, 2017

Sen. Johnson, please fight for your constituents, Tiffany Wood, Janesville Gazette, May 9, 2017

Johnson should vote no on AHCA, Tiffany Wood, Appleton Post-Crescent, May 16, 2017

 

Wyoming