Katie Wright lists the most startling numbers from yesterday’s census release. They clearly indicate the need for legislation such as the American Jobs Act.
The debt deal struck in Congress will require deep cuts to programs that many Americans living on low incomes in rural areas depend on, writes Katie Wright.
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.
As they move forward in the debates, policymakers should not forget that the budget is a moral document. Spending caps, proposals to block grant Medicaid and food stamps, and balanced budget amendments would leave vulnerable families and children to fend for themselves.
Marta Cook and Katie Wright propose three ways that sonogram-happy antiabortion conservatives can make sure our nation’s needy children prosper outside of the womb.
Katie Wright reports on Fighting Poverty with Faith, an ongoing interfaith initiative to fight poverty and help those suffering from its effects.
Leticia Miranda, Melissa Boteach, and Katie Wright outline how to fight rising Latino child poverty.
Katie Wright is a Policy Analyst with Half in Ten at American Progress. In this capacity Katie works to build the political and public will to cut the U.S. poverty rate in half in 10 years. Katie conducts policy research and advocacy on poverty and economic security issues and manages the Half in Ten/Coalition on […]