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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

A Katrina for the Entire Nation

The Great Recession struck like an economic hurricane across the country, writes Melissa Boteach. We need to combat its effects and rebuild our economy.

By Melissa Boteach | Monday, August 30, 2010

We Can’t Stop Growing Jobs Now

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.

By Joy Moses and Melissa Boteach | Monday, August 30, 2010

Un Katrina Para Toda La Nación

La Gran Recesión impactó al país como un huracán económico, escribe Melissa Boteach.

By Melissa Boteach | Monday, August 30, 2010

As School Ends, Hunger Begins

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.

By Melissa Boteach and Sophie Milam | Wednesday, June 9, 2010

What Gets Measured Gets Done

Melissa Boteach and Jitinder Kohli on why a supplemental federal poverty measure will drive smarter policies to bring more families into the middle class.

By Melissa Boteach and Jitinder Kohli | Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Ask the Expert: Fixing the Federal Poverty Measure

play_alt icon 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.

By Melissa Boteach | Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Thanksgiving for All Americans

book_alt2 icon Report Melissa Boteach of the Half in Ten Campaign and Jim Weill of the Food Research and Action Center call on Congress and the President to act by investing in nutrition assistance and job creation.

By Melissa Boteach and Jim Weill | Wednesday, November 25, 2009

National Service and Youth Unemployment

book_alt2 icon Report Strategies for job creation amid economic recovery from Melissa Boteach, Joy Moses, and Shirley Sagawa.

By Melissa Boteach, Joy Moses, and Shirley Sagawa | Monday, November 16, 2009

Extending Help to the Unemployed

Alexandra Cawthorne and Melissa Boteach discuss the need to extend unemployment insurance on The Hill's Congress Blog.

By Alexandra Cawthorne and Melissa Boteach | Monday, November 2, 2009