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Top 10 Striking Findings from the Latest Data on Poverty

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.

By Katie Wright | Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Debt Deal Leaves Americans Living in Rural Poverty Behind

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.

By Katie Wright | Wednesday, August 10, 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

A Moral Crossroads: What’s Really at Stake in the Budget Debate

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.

By Katie Wright | Wednesday, June 15, 2011

What’s Good for the Goose

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.

By Marta Cook and Katie Wright | Thursday, May 12, 2011

Faith Groups Join to Halve Poverty in 10 Years

Katie Wright reports on Fighting Poverty with Faith, an ongoing interfaith initiative to fight poverty and help those suffering from its effects.

By Katie Wright | Friday, November 5, 2010

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