NWRO

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NWRONational Welfare Rights Organization
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(139.) The NWRO, for example, wanted to raise the minimum guaranteed income from $1600 to $5500 for a family of four.
NWRO failed to establish the right to a minimum income, but it won a series of legal decisions during the late 1960s and early 1970s that further broadened AFDC eligibility and significantly increased welfare rolls across the country.
During a NWRO sit-in, Senator Long referred to the protesting mothers as "brood mares" (qtd.
The use of the terra "dignity" invokes human rights norms, as dignity is a key concept in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, but any reference to human rights in the NWRO document is sufficiently subtle to be lost on most readers.
In contrast with the high-profile activism of the NWRO, many people were offended when welfare recipients possessed consumer goods.
While NWRO itself largely was outside of mainstream politics, its ideas were not, Kornbluh insists.
Moreover, rather than simply allying with women's organizations, by 1972, NWRO was calling itself a women's organization.
I spent almost four years with NWRO and it enriched my life forever.
In the late 1960s, welfare rights organising was led by the National Welfare Rights Organization (NWRO).
Nor can it draw on the political energy of a larger left, as the NWRO did with the Black Power movement in particular.
The author lays much of the blame squarely at the door of self-styled advocates of the poor, such as the National Welfare Rights Organization (NWRO).(8) Rather than lobbying for legislative reform or assisting the poor to get off the rolls, the welfare movement sought to secure a guaranteed annual income.
Sparer intended the Center to collaborate closely with the National Welfare Rights Organization (NWRO) -- the leading organization of welfare recipients -- just as the Legal Defense Fund's activities in the courtroom worked in synergy with the demonstrations and civil disobedience of the civil rights movement.(27) Thus, under Sparer's direction, the MFY legal unit and the Center focused on organizing and educating recipients.