Utah Poverty Partnership Wants More Assistance for Needy

Utah Poverty Partnership Wants More Assistance for Needy

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(KSL News) -- An advocacy group for low income Utahns has launched a campaign for 2005.

The Utah Poverty Partnership says it wants to stop funding cuts for social programs. Members plan to ask public officials to increase assistance to the needy, mostly health related benefits.

Linda Hilton, Utah Poverty Partnership: "It's very critical our lowest income people have dental and vision services, for obvious reasons. If you don't have glasses, you can't work; it affects your livelihood."

The group also says Utah has one of the highest rates of hunger in the country.

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