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Opinion and Editorial Articles

Members of the Center for Hunger-Free Communities staff and its programs advocate for policy change by regularly writing opinion and editorial articles for local and national publications. Below is an overview of some of this work.


Why Do We Treat the Poor So Poorly?

Mariana Chilton (Director, Center for Hunger-Free Communities)
Philadelphia Inquirer
January 4, 2019
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Hunger and Discrimination Go Hand in Hand

Sherita Mouzon (Witnesses to Hunger member)
Philadelphia Inquirer
December 3, 2018
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'What happened' vs. 'what's wrong': Recognizing how trauma impacts us all

Mariana Chilton (Director, Center for Hunger-Free Communities)
Philadelphia Inquirer
March 15, 2018
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Budget Brings Avalanche of Pain

Senator Robert Casey (PA-D) and Tianna Gaines-Turner (Witnesses to Hunger member)
Philadelphia Inquirer
June 4, 2017
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Trump Budget Puts America on Starvation

Mariana Chilton (Director, Center for Hunger-Free Communities)
The Hill
June 4, 2017
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Trump Budget Cuts Would Make Our Country Weaker 

Myra Young (Witnesses to Hunger member)
June 1, 2017
Philly Voice
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Poverty Must be at the Forefront of Presidential Campaign

Mariana Chilton (Director, Center for Hunger-Free Communities)
Philadelphia Inquirer
October 7, 2016
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I Told Paul Ryan What It's Like to Live in Poverty. Here's What Happened Next.

Tianna Gaines-Turner (Witnesses to Hunger member)
Talk Poverty
June 6, 2016
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Do America's Hungry Children Matter? 

Mariana Chilton (Director, Center for Hunger-Free Communities)
Moyers on Democracy
January 21, 2015
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Anti-poverty Leaders Respond to Rep. Paul Ryan

Tianna Gaines-Turner (Witnesses to Hunger member), Mariana Chilton (Director, Center for Hunger-Free Communities), Anne Ford, Tom Colicchio, Lafon Brelland Jr., Melissa Boteach, Peter Edelman, and Deepak Bhargava
Talk Poverty
July 25, 2014
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Three Steps We Can Take to Solve Poverty, From Someone Who Knows Firsthand

Tiana Gaines-Turner (Witnesses to Hunger member)
Moyers on Democracy
July 11, 2014
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My Poverty, My Trauma

Sherita Mouzon (Witnesses to Hunger member)
Talk Poverty
May 19, 2014
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How Do We Solve Poverty? Honor Thy Mother

Mariana Chilton (Director, Center for Hunger-Free Communities)
MSNBC
May 11, 2013
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Ending Childhood Hunger in America

Mariana Chilton (Director, Center for Hunger-Free Communities) and Jenny Rabinowich
Human Rights (volume 37, number 1, page 15)
Winter 2010
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