Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Defending Medicaid:  A National Village

PPUF  has been part of a National Coalition to Fight the $8 Billion in Medicaid cuts in the Congressional Health Care bill since last January.  The bill would change Medicaid into a state block grant much like the Welfare Block grant in 1996.  By 2026 Medicaid would be swiftly disappearing as an entitlement program as Welfare has by now virtually disappeared.(See PPUF video, the danger of Block Grants

 Because cuts to Medicaid will hurt poor people. the elderly and disabled, PPUF has been attending frequent webinars with The Center for Budget and Policy Priorities CBPP to coordinate national strategy based on the proposed health care bill.  Protests have been organized around the country especially at town hall meetings.  

Since Massachusetts has a solid delegation of Democrats against the Repeal and Replace Bill, we have supported our Republican Governor Charlie Baker on his work in the National Governors Association against this bill.  

We have contacted Republican Governors and Senators in States that would lose the most in Medicaid coverage.  These states voted for Donald Trump.  Millions of Trump's voters would lose their Medicaid coverage.  

The strategy was to talk about that ALL states would be devastated by these catastrophic cuts.  It was a strategy that has so far kept congress from completing it's passage when it was expected to be finished in January.  There is one more possible chance of a vote in the Senate this week.  Whatever the outcome there are many back-up strategies to delay the bill until the August recess. 

Monday, May 22, 2017

May 17, 2017- Women Telling MA Legislators 
How The Cap on Kids Impacted Their Families 

More Information on the CAP on Kids...


Thinking About Basic Income...

Bootstrap Documentaries has a series of videos that present people talking about what providing a basic income could do for us.
Here is a link to the first in the series. Check it out!

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Reliable Information on Health Care Bill

House Bill cuts assistance for low and moderate income people while cutting taxes for wealthy and medical industries.

Check out this link....

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

  • Problems Changing Entitlement Programs Like 
  • Food Stamps to Block Grants

Get more info on this issue from Center on Budget and Policy Priorities at 


State by State Impact of a Repeal of the
Affordable Care Act

Get more info from Center on Budget and Policy Priorities at

Monday, February 6, 2017


Housing and Urban Development Report

New American Housing Survey Statistics Provide Insight on U.S. Food Insecurity, Housing and
Neighborhood Topics  

"For the first time in its 42-year history, the American Housing Survey included questions on food security status, which allowed HUD to assign households a “food security status” score.  Using these categories, about 10.5 million occupied households were classified as having “low” or “very low” food security, which is commonly known as being “food insecure.” "

Monday, January 30, 2017

Thought for the day...

"Social justice does not come from good intentions or noble theology, but rather from the development of social policy, which will change the distribution of power and goods, as well as access to political decision-making. Prophetic hope means that people like you and me can make a difference. And the pilgrimage of faith and the journey to justice must be made in the company of others. I personally believe that people are basically good and caring. I must believe that. But we have been sadly misinformed for too long by those who would divide us and make us alienated from each other. When we learn once again to stand together, in unity, we will arrive at a proper ethic and moral principle. "
(Kip Tiernan)

Monday, January 2, 2017

On January 21, 2017, we will unite in Boston to march in solidarity with communities most affected by the hate, intolerance and acts of violence being perpetrated throughout the nation -- among many are communities of women, immigrants, people of color, and people who identify as LGBTQIA and people with disabilities. 

We stand for religious freedom, human rights, climate justice, racial justice, economic justice and reproductive justice. Together, we will send a message to our leaders and the world that the United States of America stands for values of human decency, equal rights and freedom from discrimination.

ALL ARE WELCOME. This is a march for all of us. Our goal is that on the day after the Inauguration, people from Massachusetts and hundreds of thousands of Americans from other cities, towns and schools across the nation will march together.

Please sign up on Facebook and share with all your friends and family.
*If you know people interested in marching in other communities across the country, please refer them to our national page: https://www.facebook.com/wmfa2017/

If you can: DONATE the money you would have spent going to DC- to non-profits and organizations that are working to better the lives of women and their allies.