Resources on Poverty

Inequality for All (video)

inequality_01A passionate argument on behalf of the middle class, INEQUALITY FOR ALL features Robert Reich—professor, bestselling author, and Clinton cabinet member—as he demonstrates how the widening income gap has a devastating impact on the American economy. The film is an intimate portrait of a man who’s overcome a great deal of personal adversity and whose lifelong goal remains protecting those who are unable to protect themselves. Through his singular perspective, Reich explains how the massive consolidation of wealth by a precious few threatens the viability of the American workforce and the foundation of democracy itself. In this INCONVENIENT TRUTH for the economy, Reich uses humor and a wide array of facts to explain how the issue of economic inequality affects each and every one of us.

The Big Picture: Fight for $15 with Robert Reich (video)

Part of “The Big Picture: 10 Ideas To Save The fight_for_15_01Economy” by former Labor Secretary Robert Reich and Right now, there are adult breadwinners who work full-time, or more than fulltime, and still live in poverty. If the minimum wage in 1968 had simply kept up with inflation, it would be more than $10 today. If it also kept up with the added productivity of American workers since then, it would be more than $21 an hour. A decent society ensures that all workers get a decent wage. It’s the least we can do. And a $15 wage is the place to start.

Feeding America San Diego

feeding_01Community Impact Report 2014
Did you know that more than half of San Diego Food Bank clients must choose between buying food and paying utilities? Or that 20% have no stove?
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12 Days, 12 Ways to Fight Poverty in America

Bill Moyers asked twelve ante-poverty leaders to weigh in on solutions to the U.S.’ income inequality problem. Ideas range from protecting workers’ bargaining power, to assuring access to affordable housing to making higher education free.
Check out all twelve here:

Offerings from the Center on Policy Intitiatives

Making_Ends_01Report on Poverty, Earnings and Income in the City of San Diego 2014.

Making Ends Meet. A study of the wages needed in San Diego County to reach the Self-Sufficiency Standard, a realistic measure of essential living expenses, and a demographic profile of San Diegans whose incomes fall below that level:



Who Pays? The True Cost of Incarceration on Families

Who_Pays_01Families who have loved ones in jail are saddled with court fees, visitation and phone expenses and simply trying to keep food on the table. Women are the most affected.

This study by the Ella Baker Center and 22 other organizations examines the connections between poverty and mass incarceration.


Resources on Poverty – print version pdf