If the minimum wage can be raised to $15 per hour many of those who now need SNAP to supplement their low incomes would no longer need food stamps to feed their families. AFL-CIO says that raising the minimum wage to $10.10 per hour would raise more than half of the poorest citizens of the U.S. out of poverty.
Click on Prezi to view the frames of this graphic by Jessica Powers for WHY
Many Walmart stores cost the American taxpayer close to a million dollars in subsidized food stamps each year.
A presentation by Dr. Hassimi Oumarou Maiga (Ph.D. University of Caen, France; MA, Stanford University)
Thursday, April 25, 2013, 4 P.M.
San Francisco State University,
Dr Maiga is distinguished Research Professor, Emeritus, University of Bamako, Mali; President & Director of Research, Institute for Applied Research & Development in Africa, Gao-Mali; Vice-President, The Academy for Diaspora Literacy, Atlanta GA.
Author, Balancing Written History with Oral Tradition: The Legacy of the Songhoy People (NY: Routledge, 2010).
Your donation in April 2013 will purchase local vegetable, rice and melon seeds villagers in Gao-Mali urgently need to plant NOW, plus water pumps to grow food for 3,000 women, children and elderly there, who have already faced brutal destruction of all public services over the past year.
By Tiffany Tsang
Click on the title Poverty above the video to see the entire frame of this four minute short by Food First's executive director, Eric Holt-Giménez.