Today, Congresswoman Gwen Moore (WI-04) announced that internationally renowned social scientist, scholar, and welfare reform activist, Frances Fox Piven, will accompany her to President Donald Trump’s 2018 State of the Union address.

“This year, I am honored to bring Frances Fox Piven as my guest to the State of the Union. Professor Fox Piven is a legendary activist whose work combatting poverty and fighting for welfare reform was a driving force in my decision to first run for elected office.

“It’s no secret that social welfare programs are next on the Speaker Paul Ryan’s chopping block. Now more than ever, we must stand unified behind the contributions of activists like Professor Fox Piven to ensure that the programs serving our country’s poorest communities are protected.

“Tonight, Professor Fox Piven will join me in sending a forceful message of opposition to the White House and Republican majority’s efforts to dismantle the social safety net. I came to Congress to fight for these programs, and I will not stand idly by as this administration attempts to use Medicare, Medicaid, and SSI, to foot the bill for their extremist agenda.”

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