I still keep my EBT card with my other sentimental items like movie tickets and family photos. As a new mom struggling to make ends meet while in school and working 20-30 hours a week, government assistance programs helped keep my family afloat. These programs allowed me to be a mom, finish school, and create the life I wanted.
For over 15 years, I have been living with lupus, a chronic autoimmune disease that ranges from mild to life threatening. I’ve always felt pressured to compromise my health in order to maintain health benefits and work. Passing a federal family and medical leave insurance bill that covers all workers will be a victory for everyone.
It’s clear that anti-poverty programs are sound investments in Georgia, and particularly for Georgia’s families with children. We must do all we can to lift up opportunity in our state.
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