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Take a Stand for Women and Families Living Paycheck to Paycheck

An outline of the policies that could help families that live in poverty or on its brink.

By Katie Wright and Melissa Boteach | Thursday, March 13, 2014

Improving the Earned Income Tax Credit to Better Serve Childless Adults

article icon Issue Brief President Obama’s new proposal to reform the Earned Income Tax Credit is a step in the right direction.

By Katie Wright | Friday, March 7, 2014

The War on Poverty: Then and Now

LBJ declares War on Poverty book_alt2 icon Report Fifty years after the launch of the War on Poverty, it’s time to apply our lessons learned to today’s economic and social challenges to usher in a new era of shared prosperity.

By Melissa Boteach, Erik Stegman, Sarah Baron, Tracey Ross, and Katie Wright | Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Resetting the Poverty Debate: Renewing Our Commitment to Shared Prosperity

Half in Ten analyzes the nation's progress toward cutting poverty in half in 10 years, tracking progress along several indicators of success.

By Melissa Boteach, Shawn Fremstad, Joy Moses, Erik Stegman, and Katie Wright | Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Low-Income Victims of Domestic Violence Facing a Political Super Storm

Reauthorization of Violence Against Women ActDeep domestic spending cuts under sequestration coupled with the stalled reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act will make a bad situation worse for poor victims of domestic violence and their families.

By Erik Stegman and Katie Wright | Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Infographic: How the Earned Income Tax Credit Helps Low-Income Working Families This Tax Season

Today is Earned Income Tax Credit Awareness Day—and now is the time to get the facts on one of the most important tax credits that ensures that work pays for working families.

By Katie Wright | Friday, January 25, 2013

The Right Choices to Cut Poverty and Restore Shared Prosperity

American flagHalf in Ten analyzes the nation's progress toward cutting poverty in half in 10 years, tracking progress along several indicators of success.

By Melissa Boteach, Shawn Fremstad, Joy Moses, Erik Stegman, and Katie Wright | Monday, November 19, 2012

Give Poverty the Attention It Deserves During Debate

The presidential candidates need to discuss the issue of poverty in the upcoming debates.

By Katie Wright and Bridget Kaminetsky | Monday, October 1, 2012

Video: Hanging in the Balance: A Head Start for Low-Income Kids

What’s at stake if Congress fails to act to avert automatic cuts to human-needs programs such as Head Start.

By Lauren Santa Cruz and Katie Wright | Wednesday, August 29, 2012

5 Things to Know About Single Mothers in Poverty

Katie Wright looks at some of the challenges facing poor, single-mother families and offers solutions to help lift them out of poverty.

By Katie Wright | Friday, May 11, 2012

House Republicans Open New Front in the War on Women

Katie Wright charts how the House-passed Republican budget guts federal programs supporting women and children.

By Katie Wright | Tuesday, April 3, 2012

New Ryan Plan Would Harm Our Most Vulnerable Citizens

Melissa Boteach and Katie Wright demonstrate how the House Budget Committee chairman’s new proposal would increase hunger, cut jobs, and jeopardize economic security for millions of families, including our veterans.

By Melissa Boteach and Katie Wright | Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Three Things You Need to Know About the Earned Income Tax Credit This Year

Katie Wright explains what’s at stake this year for low-income families and our economy should expansions to important tax credits expire.

By Katie Wright | Friday, January 27, 2012

Coming Together as 99 Percent

John Craig, Joy Moses, and Katie Wright examine how the movement can help those at the lower rungs of the 99 percent.

By John Craig, Joy Moses, and Katie Wright | Monday, November 21, 2011

Los 10 resultados más sorprendentes que revelan los últimos datos sobre la pobreza

Katie Wright delinea los números más sorprendentes que reveló el Censo esta semana. Estos indican claramente la necesidad de legislación como el Acta de Empleos Estadounidenses.

By Katie Wright | Friday, September 16, 2011