Minnesotans will soon feel the full force of the across-the-board federal cuts to critical services known as the sequester, according to a new report from the Center on American Progress. Many measures used to soften the blow of sequestration have been exhausted as we enter the 2014 federal fiscal year.
Special note: the GiveMN website was down this afternoon, after thousands of donors crashed the site. Until the site is restored, you can download our donation page, fill it out and mail it in.
The internet was buzzing today as thousands of Minnesotans make special charitable contributions as part of Give to the Max Day.
One in six Americans lived in poverty in 2012. That’s according to the Supplemental Poverty Measure (SPM) released by the U.S. Census Bureau, a more comprehensive way to measure poverty than the official poverty measure.
The new report demonstrates that public policies make a difference in lifting people out of poverty. It found that without supports like Social Security, refundable tax credits and the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), many more people would live in poverty.
It’s not a birthday, anniversary or special holiday. But a week from today is a major gift-giving day in Minnesota.
November 14 is Give to the Max Day, a celebration of Minnesotans’ generosity and support for important causes.