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With No One to Help Us (1970) | Newark New Jersey Welfare System Co-Operative Buying Power

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Short documentary film "With No One to Help Us," produced by Project Head Start with funding from the U.S. Office of Economic Opportunity. The flim, narrated in part by Marion Kidd, head of the Welfare Committee of the People's Action Group (UCC Area Board #3), documents the organization of a consumer buyer's club for welfare recipients in the community. Established as a response to the discriminatory business practices that grocers used against welfare recipients, the Welfare Committee organized the consumer buyer's club to buy groceries collectively at wholesale prices to help mothers on welfare save money.

To learn more, riseupnewark.com/chapters/chapter-3/part-1/welfare-rights/
Directed by Gene and Carole Marner https://www.dignitymemorial.co....m/obituaries/frankli
Originally posted on the Rise Up North Newark Vimeo Page.

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