UN report presented to Human Rights Council this week found in U.S.:

40M people live in poverty
18.5M live in extreme poverty
5M in absolute poverty

Calls U.S. most unequal country in developed world.

Means 1 of every 5 people in U.S. live in poverty!

From The Guardian in December 2017...the #GOPTaxScam is only making it much, much worse.
Under Trump/GOP, US becoming more & more destitute:

US has highest child mortality rate of 20 rich countries
US among highest child poverty rates in the developed world, at 21%
US also high obesity rates, income inequality and incarceration rates

U.S. Dept of Ag reported:
~25% of children in rural U.S. were poor in 2016
~20% in urban U.S.
Highest concentrations of child poverty in MS Delta, Appalachia & Native American reservations.

➡️#GOPTaxScam will quickly exacerbate this.

While many in urban/suburban areas struggle w/poverty, others are barely surviving from day-to-day.

Article w/photos taken between December 2016 - September 2017 offer stark portrait of America’s deepening inequality & division.

This is pre- #GOPTaxScam.
THIS is just one example of how poverty affects people in urban areas. There are many, MANY more ways. Debtors' prisons are apparently being used again.

Get them down and keep them down, right, #CorruptGOP???

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Erik Paulsen is known for his "pop-up" sessions.
He suddenly pops up unannounced (or announced online mere minutes before it happens) in grocery store aisle for 10 minutes to talk to people. That's NOT accessible.

➡️That's another way of hiding from constituents.
Erik Paulsen's well-known for not holding town halls.
He hasn't really held town hall in over 7 years...ones he claims to have held recently were limited to hand-picked people, in hand-picked locations, and hand-picked questions.

➡️Those were NOT real town halls.
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➡️That's not being accessible.
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Zephyr Teachout is a well-known political activist. She's also Associate Professor of Law at Fordham University and has worked tirelessly against corruption and social injustice.

She is a specialist in antitrust law and corruption, and is the best choice for NY Attorney General.
Zephyr's pretty amazing...I've been watching her for several years.
* Ran against Andrew Cuomo for Gov/got ~35% of vote, pushed him to left.
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We have seen our country take a nosedive into becoming "Fourth Reich."

United States of America is now running internment camps.

Our concern now is all the children who are in these camps.

➡️So, where did they come from & why did their parents bring them here?

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162 from Guatemala

117 from Honduras

40 from El Salvador

4from “other countries”

3 from Mexico


So if less than 1% are from Mexico, why?

Reason - out of 195 countries:

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Honduras has 4th highest rate of violent deaths.

Guatemala has 17th highest rate of violent deaths.



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Since Trump supporters don't care about immigrant children:

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Where are the babies, the toddlers and the little girls?
Are those babies the ones that were sent to the adoption agencies?
Why isn't the Trump administration even TRYING to reunite these families?
Is there more profit in detaining them or adopting them out?
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In 1987:
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Link to Daily Pennsylvanian full article pdf (from 4/2/1987):
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