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Protecting our nation’s freedom from want

| January 3, 2014

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Seventy years ago, President Franklin Roosevelt delivered his historic “Four Freedoms” address to Congress and asserted that Americans, and all citizens of the world, had an essential human right to “freedom from want.”

In our work, “freedom from want” is a mandate that no one should go hungry. It means that protecting our most vulnerable should be our top priority as a nation.

But it’s not. Instead, many of our policymakers seem determined to shred our federal safety net – the very thing that helps the most vulnerable Americans actually survive. That’s not just a shame – it’s a scandal.

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