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El Sueño Americano recibe un duro golpe

El acuerdo del límite de la deuda hará más difícil que familias de bajos ingresos y comunidades de color prosperen, escribe Melissa Boteach y Desmond Brown.

By Melissa Boteach and Desmond Brown | Monday, August 8, 2011

What You Need When You’re Poor

Melissa Boteach and Donna Cooper skewer the conservative think tank’s ridiculous ideas about what low-income Americans spend the bulk of their money on.

By Melissa Boteach and Donna Cooper | Friday, August 5, 2011

Video: Saving WIC

play_alt icon Video Alex Trice and Melissa Boteach explain why it’s absurd to cut critical services such as the Women, Infants, and Children nutrition program while leaving millionaire tax cuts untouched.

By Alex Trice and Melissa Boteach | Thursday, July 28, 2011

10 Reasons Why Everyday Americans Need Medicaid

Scott Lilly, Melissa Boteach, and Katie Wright explore the ugly ramifications of the House Republican plan to make the states and the middle class pay for Medicaid cuts.

By Scott Lilly, Melissa Boteach, and Katie Wright | Monday, July 11, 2011

Infographic: One Day’s Worth of Millionaire Tax Cuts Would Feed Needy Families for a Year

An infographic from Melissa Boteach shows that one day’s worth of millionaire tax cuts could spare low-income seniors and local food banks from drastic cuts.

By Melissa Boteach | Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Infographic: Tax Cuts for Millionaires vs. Nutrition Assistance

An infographic from Melissa Boteach shows that conservatives are choosing one week’s worth of tax cuts for millionaires over nutrition assistance for families that need it.

By Melissa Boteach | Thursday, June 9, 2011

Bait and Switch

Melissa Boteach and Seth Hanlon detail the links between extending the Bush tax cuts for millionaires last year and House Republicans’ vote to slash nutrition and food assistance to the neediest among us.

By Melissa Boteach and Seth Hanlon | Thursday, June 2, 2011

Un Déficit de Liderazgo

Los irresponsables recortes al presupuesto propuestos por los Conservadores en la Cámara perjudicarían la recuperación económica y empeorarían la pobreza e inequidad, escribe Melissa Boteach.

By Melissa Boteach | Tuesday, February 15, 2011

A Challenge to Our Nation

Leticia Miranda, Melissa Boteach, and Katie Wright outline how to fight rising Latino child poverty.

By Leticia Miranda, Melissa Boteach, and Katie Wright | Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Don’t Cut One Hunger Program to Pay for Another

Melissa Boteach argues that Congress should find a different way to pay for the new child nutrition bill.

By Melissa Boteach | Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Let’s Get Serious About Poverty

play_alt icon Video Melissa Boteach and Joy Moses discuss the new poverty data, what we can do to reduce rising poverty, and why it's important to focus on poverty amid other problems.

By Melissa Boteach and Joy Moses | Thursday, September 23, 2010

Necesitamos Hacer Más para Combatir la Pobreza

Los números del Censo publicados ayer reflejan un gran número de personas que viven en la pobreza, escribe Melissa Boteach. El Congreso debe abordar este problema.

By Melissa Boteach | Friday, September 17, 2010

What the Census Tells Us About the Great Recession

book_alt2 icon Report The Census Bureau release of 2009 income, poverty, and health insurance shows that more families have lost health insurance coverage and have fallen into poverty.

By Heather Boushey, Karen Davenport, Joy Moses, and Melissa Boteach | Friday, September 17, 2010

We Need to Do More to Combat Poverty

Today’s census numbers show the largest number of people in poverty on record, writes Melissa Boteach. Congress needs to address this problem.

By Melissa Boteach | Thursday, September 16, 2010

Half in Ten y las Comunidades de Color

Melissa Boteach describe la campaña Half in Ten y explica por qué es importante para las comunidades de color.

By Melissa Boteach | Wednesday, September 15, 2010