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Published by JTA-Op-Ed: Keep the SNAP aid program strong

| April 5, 2012

As leaders of national advocacy organizations, we cannot stand by while the health and well-being of one of every six American men, women and children are threatened. As leaders of Jewish advocacy organizations, we are further compelled to act by the arrival of Passover, a holiday that opens with an invitation to “Let all who are hungry come and eat.” Read More

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Advocating for a Just Farm Bill on Capitol Hill

| March 5, 2012

“This just makes common sense, and—I think—it makes Jewish sense.” Read More

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Published in the Jewish Exponent | Growing Income Disparity Also Equals Growth in Hunger

| January 3, 2012

Original article published in the Jewish Exponent on December 28, 2011 Opinion: Growing Income Disparity Also Equals Growth in Hunger by Ruth S. Laibson I am usually proud to call Philadelphia my home. But a recent study that highlights our city’s increasing income segregation contains some very disquieting facts that should challenge all of us Read More

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Think again

| January 3, 2012

Originally published in ‘Tis The Season, an independent supplement to the Chicago Sun-Times. by Abby J. Leibman President & CEO, MAZON: A Jewish Response to Hunger December 23, 2011 As an advocate, I often spend my days in a state of outrage. I am buffeted by chilling statistics, the devastating experiences of families in need Read More

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