Being poor in America has changed little since the War on Poverty fifty years ago.  It still

comes with isolation from the possibilities that most Americans take for granted. Today

there is a movement to shame and devalue the lives of the poor more than ever with drug

testing, limitations on what people may purchase with food stamps and myths about how

their lives are easy because they receive assistance. The combination of condescension and

disdain only lead to fewer opportunities and a lack of personal freedom. The Poor Peoples

Coalition’ mission is to make changes to benefit the lives and health of the poor.


Reference to PDF

How Poverty changes the Young

Grand Illusion

Restrictions on Welfare

Inequality Conflict

Crime to be Poor

Mental Health and Homeless Youth

This is What Poverty Looks Like

Most Effective Anti-Poverty Program

Anti Slavery movement in Mauritania

Anti Slavery movement in Mauritania