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stated on February 19, 2020 in a State of the State Address
"Back in 2005, when we did that first point-in-time count, there were over 188,000 thousand people that were deemed homeless in the state of California. … That’s 35,000 more than we have today.”
stated on December 9, 2019 in an interview published by The Root
Says that in South Bend, Ind., the "black poverty fell by more than half on my watch."
stated on October 8, 2019 in a radio interview
Says California has "30% or a third of the country’s people living at or below the poverty level."
stated on October 2, 2019 in a newspaper
Millionaires are eligible for food stamps, but "Donald Trump came along and decided to put a stop to it."
stated on June 23, 2019 in an interview on "Axios on HBO"
"The vast majority" of San Francisco’s homeless people "also come in from — and we know this — from Texas. Just (an) interesting fact."
stated on July 9, 2019 in Twitter
"Food Stamp participation hits 10 year low."
stated on June 17, 2019 in a tweet
Says Amazon is "paying full-time employees so little that they require gov food assistance."
Bill de Blasio
stated on May 17, 2019 in an interview
"We’ve lifted hundreds of thousands of people out of poverty in the last five years."
stated on May 6, 2019 in a Facebook post
"70% of Americans in poverty are white."
stated on March 29, 2019 in a tweet
"19% of WVians rely on SNAP," or food stamps.
stated on May 1, 2019 in a Facebook post
Quotes President Jimmy Carter as saying "If you don’t want your tax dollars to help the poor, then stop saying you want a country based on Christian values, because you don’t."
stated on April 27, 2019 in a speech in Green Bay, Wis.
"The poverty rate for Wisconsin families has reached the lowest rate in 22 years."
stated on April 24, 2019 in a radio interview
"We’re in a situation right now where 80% of the country is living paycheck to paycheck."
stated on April 17, 2019 in a podcast
"It's clear in our country right now, almost half of American families are a $400 unexpected expense away from complete upheaval."
Delaware Health and Social Services
stated on January 14, 2019 in a flyer
"March 2019 and on-going food benefits WILL NOT be available until further notice. Clients are encouraged to use their food benefits as soon as possible in case SNAP benefits are unavailable in March."
stated on December 8, 2018 in an op-ed
"Adjusting for inflation, West Virginia’s median household income has not grown in a decade."
stated on November 8, 2018 in an op-ed
The poverty rate in West Virginia "was 19.1 percent, the fourth-highest in the country."
stated on September 19, 2018 in a Facebook post
"Poverty in WV is more than 5% higher than the national average."
stated on September 29, 2018 in a rally in Wheeling, W.Va.
"The poverty rates for African Americans and Hispanic Americans -- it’s been incredible, they’ve all reached their lowest levels in the history of our country."
stated on September 10, 2018 in a campaign speech
"Close to half of the children" in California are "at or near poverty," when you consider cost-of-living.