Interview with Nancy Jefferson
QUESTION 7
MADISON DAVIS LACY:

Describe to me how POWER got formed.

NANCY JEFFERSON:

POWER really got formed by empowering welfare recipients on their, on the cutbacks and it, it was really personal to them. You know, and I always say that, that personal agendas become collective agendas, OK, and that's how POWER was formed because it was a collection of welfare recipients that had gotten cut back and they were told, and we were told that when we went to the legislators about that cutback, they said, you don't vote. So POWER said, we will vote and we will vote that legislation out that does not respect us and, and vote ourselves in as to what's happening to our welfare check. So POWER was formed on those basis, on those premises.