Tianna Gaines-Turner

Witnesses to Hunger: Philadelphia
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Tianna Gaines-Turner is member of Witnesses to Hunger who lives with her husband and her three children in Philadelphia, PA. Though Tianna has experienced many barriers to success, including homelessness and difficulty finding living-wage employment, she remains a passionate advocate for the people in her community. Tianna regularly works to educate the public and policy-makers, and has spoken at many conferences and hearings. She submitted written testimony for a House Budget Committee hearing on poverty in August 2013. Tianna also attended the State of the Union Address as Senator Robert Casey’s guest. Tianna has been featured on the Melissa Harris-Perry Show, CNN’s American Morning, WHYY’s Voices in the Family with Dan Gottlieb, Media Voices for Children, and the Philadelphia Inquirer.



Budget Brings An Avalanche of Pain

I Told Paul Ryan I Was Poor. I Wonder If He Remembers Me Now.

Paul Ryan Poverty Hearing—C-SPAN