RESULTS — The Power to end Poverty

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 June 2017.



SNAP works for Alabama, Haley Medved Kendrick,, March 10, 2017

Brooks should work for the betterment of all, Haley Medved Kendrick, Times Daily, June 1, 2017



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

New health bill is bad for Alaska, Sara Buckingham, Alaska Dispatch News, May 15, 2017



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

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



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



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

Trump's health care plan will help the rich get richer, Georgia Platts, Mercury News, May 26, 2017

Leading the way, Willie Dickerson, Sacramento Bee, June 10, 2017

Trump's budget proposal short-sighted, Jackie Finley, The Union, June 14, 2017



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

Health care battle is a call to action, Willie Dickerson, Boulder Weekly, May 25, 2017



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

Phony 'help' in president's budget, Bill Baker, Stamford Advocate, May 25, 2017

Phony 'help' in president's budget, Bill Baker, Greenwich Time, May 25, 2017




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



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

Insurance for all, Willie Dickerson, Tampa Bay Times, May 20, 2017



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





SNAP benefits children, Sister Jane McCarthy, Catholic Messenger, December 8, 2016

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

Trump budget a bad deal, Elaine Wells, Daily Nonpareil, May 30, 2017



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



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

What Illinois stands to lose from Trump's budget, Dani Adams, Chicago Tribune, June 4, 2017



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

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



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

Don't gut Medicaid in health care bill, Larry Dixon, Topeka Capital Journal, May 20, 2017

Budget priorities upside down, Kay and Vic Streufert, Salina Journal, June 12, 2017



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



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



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

Retain Medicaid guarantee to protect vulnerable Mainers, Alison Hall, Portland Press Herald, June 5, 2017



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

Don't drop the safety net, Jami-Lin Williams, Baltimore Sun, May 25, 2017

Don't ask why they stayed, but how you can help, Haley A. Miles-McLean, Baltimore Sun, June 9, 2017



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

We all need Medicaid, Alison Hall, Sudbury Town Crier, May 27, 2017

Alison Hall is right, Willie Dickerson, Sudbury Town Crier, June 5, 2017



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



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

Support effective programs, Maggiy Emery, Sun This Week, June 1, 2017



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



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

Liked letter from local Republican Pat Bogusz, Willie Dickerson, Daily Telegram, May 19, 2017

Budget cuts would hurt education system, Sarah Miller, St. Louis Post Dispatch, May 26, 2017

Bait and switch, Jos Linn, Kansas City Star, May 30, 2017

Congress should budget for the future, Cindy Parry, West Plains Daily Quill, June 17, 2017



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

Senators must push for affordable health plan that covers all, Willie Dickerson, The Missoulian, May 28, 2017



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




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 Hampshire must stand up for Medicaid, Suzana Mihajlica, Seacoast Online, May 12, 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

We must stop the Trump budget, Sunjay Menon, May 30, 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

Time to Oppose GOP Health Bill, Andy Trujillo, Albuquerque Journal, May 23, 2017

Letter to the Editor, Patricia Reifel, Santa Fe New Mexican, May 28, 2017


New York

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

Everyone deserves the dignity of health care, Kassandra Martinchek, Albany Times Union, March 25, 2017

I told Paul Ryan what it's like to be poor, Tianna Gaines-Turner, Newsday, April 8, 2017


North Carolina

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

Trump's budget plan should work to 'help everyone create a better future', Youmna Elkamhawy, News & Observer, June 1, 2017


North Dakota



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



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



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

It's time to end the war on the poor, Willie Dickerson, Statesman Journal, June 13, 2017

No hungry kids, Willie Dickerson, Eugene Weekly, June 15, 2017



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

Trump's budget puts South Dakotans at 'risk', Dani Adams, Argus Leader, June 3, 2017

Trump's budget puts South Dakotans at 'risk', Dani Adams, Indianapolis Star, June 3, 2017

Trump's proposed budget 'hypocritical', Jake Cummings, Sioux Falls Argus Leader, June 13, 2017

Ask Thune to protect South Dakotans' health, Willie Dickerson, Sioux Falls Argus Leader, June 20, 2017



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



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

Letter to the Editor, Martha Rogers, Austin American-Statesman, May 31, 2017



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

Drawing first blood, Bill Cosgrove, Deseret News, May 23, 2017

Tell Senator Hatch not to cut children's health insurance, Dave Billings, Park City Record, June 6, 2017

Speak up to senators, Willie Dickerson, Deseret News, June 6, 2017

Keep CHIP and Medicaid coverage for children, Dave Billings, Salt Lake City Tribune, June 9, 2017

The health of our nation is a good investment, Bill Cosgrove, Deseret News, June 14, 2017



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



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

A critical resource, Pamela M. Covington, Daily Press, June 14, 2017



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

Our voices can make a great difference, Willie Dickerson, Brainbridge Island Review, May 24, 2017

Trump's budget cuts to poor will make rich richer, Rochelle Goldberg, Everett Herald, May 26, 2017

Call or write U.S. senators on health care reform, Willie Dickerson, Everett Herald, May 30, 2017

Working toward accessible and affordable health care, Lorraine Barton-Hass, The Olympian, May 28, 2017

National Health Care - Time to Speak Up, Willie Dickerson, Snohomish Tribune, May 31, 2017

Medicaid remains under fire, Nancy Curtiss, The Olympian, May 31, 2017

ACA: Share personal stories to save it, Willie Dickerson, Seattle Times, June 1, 2017

Democracy works best when more participate, Willie Dickerson, Bothell-Kenmore Reporter, June 8, 2017

The state of health in America...and what we can do about it, Willie Dickerson, Tacoma Weekly, June 15, 2017


West Virginia

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



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 senators' health care vote impacts all Americans, Willie Dickerson, Wyoming Tribune Eagle, May 31, 2017