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Rally For Welfare Rights

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Announcing a planning meeting/rally to build an Ann Arbor chapter of the National Welfare Rights Organization! If you are on welfare, ADC, or other public assistance, or if you're interested in adding your energy to the struggle against the web of welfare bureaucracy, come to Island Park at 1 pm on Saturday, August 3. Island Park is off Island Drive, which runs into Wall Street.


An organized chapter of NWRO in Ann Arbor will be a valuable source of information for welfare recipients and potential welfare recipients: what benefits are available? What are the hassles and compromises one has to endure to get them? What can be done to change the welfare system? An Ann Arbor WRO can work toward making those changes with YOUR help.


The rally will feature music and speakers including Evelyn Simms, vice-chairperson of NWRO; Ella Braggs of Detroit's Westside Mothers; and Ed Pierce, founder of the Summit Medical Clinic. Childcare will be provided -- but bring your own diapers. 


If you can't make it to the get-together but would like to hear more about welfare rights, call Chris or Mary at 769-5814.