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    FAMILIES FORWARD 

    Cuyahoga County recently launched a new program for parents who owe child support. 

    You will receive FREE training for a good job, and help managing your child support payments or other financial issues.  

    To learn more about Families Forward and how to apply, click here

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  • Cleveland.com: Congress must address nationwide voter suppression, says report from Rep. Marcia Fudge

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - After conducting listening sessions and hearings in eight states and Washington, D.C. over the past year, a congressional subcommittee chaired by Warrensville Heights Democratic Rep. Marcia Fudge has concluded that that tactics meant to suppress the votes of minorities, students and the poor are rampant in many parts of the country.

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  • The Plain Dealer: Congress must oppose the Trump administration's war on hungry families: Marcia L. Fudge

    WASHINGTON - The Trump administration's assault on the working poor, communities of color, and the federal programs designed to help vulnerable Americans has extended to attempts to eliminate broad-based categorical eligibility for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP (formerly known as food stamps). Categorical eligibility enables states to better meet the needs of hard-working families by providing states and territories the flexibility to extend SNAP eligibility to those receiving benefits and services through the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families program.

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  • Yahoo News: At tense congressional hearing, Democrats argue for expanding the Voting Rights Act

    WASHINGTON – Amid what experts are calling a surge in voter suppression measures, Democrats are sending a clear signal they want to restore portions of the Voting Rights Act that were removed by the Supreme Court in 2013, as well as expand the law's reach. Ohio Rep. Marcia Fudge, the Democratic chairwoman of the House Administration Committee's subcommittee on elections, said during a hearing Thursday on Capitol Hill that she would like to see her own state added to the list of those that have to come under Justice Department oversight in how they run their elections – part of a process known as preclearance.

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  • The New York Times: Trump Administration Unveils More Cuts to Food Stamp Program

    WASHINGTON – The Agriculture Department moved again this week to cut spending on food stamps, this time proposing changes that would slice $4.5 billion from the program over five years, trimming monthly benefits by as much as $75 for one in five struggling families on nutrition assistance. The latest plan would cut benefits for 19 percent of households on the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, commonly called food stamps, while increasing benefits for 16 percent.

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  • Columbus Dispatch: 61,000 Ohio households would lose food stamps under Trump's proposal

    Tens of thousands of poor Ohioans would lose food stamp benefits under a policy change proposed by President Donald Trump's administration. If the rule takes effect, more than 61,000 Ohio households would no longer qualify the program, or roughly 8% of the nearly 800,000 total households receiving food stamps, according to a recent analysis. The average monthly benefit is $153.

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