Today’s census numbers show the largest number of people in poverty on record, writes Melissa Boteach. Congress needs to address this problem.
Melissa Boteach describe la campaña Half in Ten y explica por qué es importante para las comunidades de color.
The Great Recession struck like an economic hurricane across the country, writes Melissa Boteach. We need to combat its effects and rebuild our economy.
Extending the TANF Emergency Fund should be a no-brainer. It has created thousands of jobs, helping states, workers, and businesses, write Joy Moses and Melissa Boteach.
La Gran Recesión impactó al país como un huracán económico, escribe Melissa Boteach.
Children who receive free or reduced-price meals during the school year are often left without options during the summer, write Melissa Boteach and Sophie Milam.
Video Melissa Boteach discusses what the federal poverty measure is, why it needs fixing, and the Obama administration's announcement of a new supplemental measure.
Melissa Boteach and Jitinder Kohli on why a supplemental federal poverty measure will drive smarter policies to bring more families into the middle class.
Report Strategies for job creation amid economic recovery from Melissa Boteach, Joy Moses, and Shirley Sagawa.
Alexandra Cawthorne and Melissa Boteach discuss the need to extend unemployment insurance on The Hill's Congress Blog.
Congress can aid the rising number of long-term unemployed workers by extending unemployment insurance benefits, write Alexandra Cawthorne and Melissa Boteach.
Melissa Boteach is the Vice President of Half in Ten and the Poverty and Prosperity Program at American Progress. In this capacity she oversees American Progress’s poverty policy development and analysis, as well as “Half in Ten: The Campaign to Cut Poverty in Half in Ten Years.” Melissa served as the policy lead on The […]