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Poverty Attorneys / Murphy Bill / California Case #443482

NBC Evening News for Tuesday, Nov 25, 1969
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(Studio) Senator George Murphy tries to restrict activities of Attys. paid Fed. funds to help poor. Murphy Amendment would give Govs. veto power over legal assistance programs in their states.
REPORTER: Chet Huntley

(Salinas Valley, California) Farm workers not eligible for unemployment compensation; have to get welfare. Poverty Attorney, Martin Glick, paid by government On behalf of workers, he sued state and Federal government, calling it unconst. they can't get unemployment checks. [GLICK - says hopeful for favorable decision. If win, could cost California farmers $25 million per year Farmers, Governor Ronald Reagan, and Murphy don't like it. [MURPHY - tells of cases poverty Attys. involved in. My Amendment passed Senator due to trouble they've caused in states. Ought to give legal service to poor man who buys house or signs contract.] [California Rural Legal Assistance Cruz REYNOSO - says if Bill passes, legal service in South will be vetoed. Govs. will act for political expediency.]
REPORTER: Don Oliver

(San Francisco, California) Many young attys. are social reformers. Feel reform needed if poor to have equal rights.
REPORTER: Don Oliver

(DC) Petitions against amendment gathered by law students presented to Patrick Moynihan and Don. Rumsfeld, who oppose amendment.
REPORTER: Don Oliver

(Castroville, California) Farm worker, Anthony Dorado, being evicted. Attys. work on his eviction, as well as Unemployment Compensation.
REPORTER: Don Oliver

Reporter(s):
Huntley, Chet;
Oliver, Don
Duration:
00:03:40

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