Tag Archives: TANF

June at the Women’s Law Project

We took a short break from sending a monthly newsletter, but now we’re back. There’s a lot going on, and we want to make sure you have every opportunity to stay up to date on our work and what’s happening … Continue reading

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Action Alert: Stop PA From Cutting the Safety Net for Women Recovering from Addiction  

The Women’s Law Project strongly opposes House Bill 129, legislation that would impose a lifetime ban on Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) assistance for any Pennsylvanian with an addiction that led to a drug-related felony conviction or guilty plea. TANF … Continue reading

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PA Senate Goes Backward, Passes Dangerous TANF Ban

We strongly oppose Senate Bill 6. Read the letter we sent to Pennsylvania Senators urging them to oppose Senate Bill 6. Unfortunately, the Pennsylvania Senate just passed SB6 by a margin of 40 to nine. We’d like to thank Pennsylvania Senators … Continue reading

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Action Alert: Support Women in Recovery by Opposing SB6

The Women’s Law Project strongly opposes Senate Bill 6, and urges you to support women in recovery in Pennsylvania by expressing opposition to this legislation to your state Senator. In short, Senate Bill 6 would impose a lifetime ban on … Continue reading

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How to Fix the Safety Net in PA After “Welfare Reform”

Twenty years ago, “welfare reform” overhauled the nation’s cash assistance program for needy families with children. In ending the entitlement to benefits and creating the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) block grant, Congress created very strong incentives for states to … Continue reading

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Action Alert: Tell PA Lawmakers Not to Punish Women in Recovery by Withholding Food

There is a very bad bill brewing in Harrisburg and we wanted to let you know about it, and ask that you take action by urging our representatives to oppose it. In short, House Bill 222 punishes people in recovery … Continue reading

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Family Caps are Still Considered Birth Control in Pennsylvania

By Tara Murtha, WLP Staff The U.S. Census Bureau’s new report on family income reveals that 14.5 percent of all Americans, 45.3 million people, live in poverty. That’s two percentage points higher than 2007, before the recession. Pennsylvania is no … Continue reading

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