Michigan Welfare Rights Organization
"You get what you are organized to take!"
Michigan was one of the first states to implement the slave-labor program called Work First supported by Gov. John Engler (a Republican) who also changed the name of the Michigan Dept. of Social Services to the Family Independence Agency (FIA). It was one of the earliest signals in the nation that poor families were being separated from welfare dependency and were being freed up to be homeless, without utilities, without education, hungry, and in worse shape.
On August 22, 1996, President Bill Clinton (a Democrat) signed the newest Welfare Reform bill called the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act, creating Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF). Both plans compliment each other as they both eliminated any entitlement to basic survival through welfare which had been in place for more than sixty years.
The Michigan Welfare Rights Organization (MWRO) is organizing recipients and low-income workers toward the elimination of poverty, and to fight for the economic and human rights for the millions of disenfranchised people in America.
THIS IS YOUR FIGHT! WE ARE YOUR ARMY! OUR VOICE IS YOUR VOICE!