WHEREAS, it is encumbent [sic] upon a democratic country to provide support for those unable to work or to find work and to provide this support in a non-degrading way; and
WHEREAS, it is important that support be sufficient to provide adequate nutrition and housing for families; and
WHEREAS, it is important that government support programs which promote family rehabilitation and family therapy; and
WHEREAS, the funding of welfare has grown too large for state and local governments to deal with adequately;
THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the American Ethical Union supports a federal program of payments to those in need at a level that will provide an adequate standard of living, and an end to those provisions which deny aid to families where a man is present, or require unreasonable surveillance of personal life.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the American Ethical Union is opposed to any provisions of welfare legislation that would require mothers of young children to work, or that would require any welfare recipient to accept work at less than the federal minimum wage.
Source: AEU 64th Annual Assembly Memo [job07scan]
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