Adam Schiff on Welfare & Poverty

Democratic Representative (CA-29)


Address economic inequalities through electoral process

The paramount challenge to the success of our republic relies in our present inability to address these disparities in our economic inequalities through the electoral process. The moment we start to believe that elections no longer work, that they no longer reflect the popular will, that they no longer deliver results or change, that they are no longer fair, that they are somehow rigged against us, and they are unwilling to accept any result other than total victory, that is the moment we start to believe democracy is not the answer and give ourselves up to the autocrat. For millions of Americans, that moment has already arrived.
Source: Midnight In Washington, by Adam Schiff, p.472 , Oct 12, 2021

Voted NO on maintaining work requirement for welfare recipients.

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Proponent's Argument for voting Yes:

Opponent's Argument for voting No: