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Mosquera: Fighting the War on Poverty

Assemblywoman Gabriella M. Mosquera had the following op-ed published Friday on

“As the U.S. economy struggles to recover, it is the families who have fallen into poverty that are the hardest hit…

“Some may ask, “Why should I care?” claiming that it is not their responsibility to bailout the poor and that providing those in poverty with a safety net will only make them dependent. Well, to these individuals, I say–anyone of us is just one incident, one grievous accident away from losing it all. It takes only one catastrophic event in our life to catapult any of us into poverty…”