Coalition Against Poverty
CAP was founded in 1994 to bring together low-income working people, especially current and former welfare recipients, to oppose punitive welfare reform and fight for economic justice for low income families in the main urban centers of Southeastern Massachusetts - Fall River, New Bedford and Brockton. Over the past 10 years, we have built a vibrant organization deeply rooted in low-income communities in Fall River, New Bedford, and Brockton. We have developed a solid leadership core of low-income activists, an extensive network of low-income volunteers and a broad base of allies. We have developed the capacity to significantly influence elected officials, through holding large public events, organizing hundreds of people to phone or write their legislators, and substantially increasing low-income voter participation.