Fighting for a U.S. federal budget that prioritizes peace, economic security and shared prosperity
I was permanently disabled at the height of a well-paid career. A year later, I was trying to live on the "disability income"—60% of my previous income. MoreDeborah from Tacoma, WA | Map
I feel that we the disabled and the seniors are fighting the war of our lives-- fighting our own country for the right to live. MoreFred from Yachats, OR | Map
I began receiving food stamps...in 2011. MoreEmily from Pompano Beach, FL | Map
My husband and I are disabled. We barely make it on a little over $1000 a month in SSI and SSDI. Our food stamps were cut back. MoreCarol from Louisville, KY | Map
The mortgage interest deduction made purchasing and keeping my primary residence feasible. MoreShaktari from Los Angeles, CA | Map
Not only does my work-study experience add to my resume and practical job experience, but working a real job- with real responsibility- changed the manner in which I addressed my studies. MoreRachel from Branford, CT | Map
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