[Portrait of a working poor family]
Original Airdate: 11/30/1983
Item Type: newstape - original footage
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Description : Abstract
Meg Vaillancourt interviews Geneva Evans (working mother) and Jason Evans (son of Geneva Evans) in their home. Evans describes her experiences as a working mother. She says that she cannot support herself and her son on her salary. Evans explains that she is not allowed to work if she goes on welfare; that welfare benefits alone are not enough to live on. Evans says that she has not felt the effects of the economic recovery. She accuses Ronald Reagan (US President) of taking food from her son's mouth. Evans promises to vote against Reagan. She criticizes the government's policy of cutting welfare benefits for people who work part time. Geneva Evans and Jason Evans have a snack at their kitchen table. Jason tells Geneva about his day at school. Jason says that he hopes Walter Mondale (Democratic candidate for US President) will win the presidential election. The tape includes footage of Jason Evans and a girl walking outside of the Evans' apartment building in the rain.
Contributor : Reporter
Subject : Keywords
Subject : Personal Names
Type : Genre
News - Unedited
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