Curbing access to supports such as supplemental nutrition assistance and the earned income and child tax credits not only undermines economic security for millions of undocumented immigrants, but also denies potential economic gains to millions of Americans.
Though a new study shows that suburban poverty is on the rise, it is important to remember that urban poverty still persists across the nation.
Video In this video, Center for American Progress Chair John Podesta, who served on the U.N. High-Level Panel, discusses the panel's recommendations to eradicate poverty and transform world economies through sustainable development.
CAP Chair John Podesta held a Twitter town hall to take questions on the High-Level Panel on the Post-2015 Development Agenda on April 8, 2013.
Issue Brief Social Security Disability Insurance and Supplemental Security Income provide critical lifelines for the roughly 12 million people with disabilities in the United States.
Victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, and other crimes are being left in the dust as sequestration continues to take effect and Congress proposes more cuts to vital services.
Video Congress recently sprang into action to save air travelers from flight delays brought on by sequestration. But for the millions of Americans who can’t afford to get on a plane, they have yet to repeal devastating cuts to important programs for struggling families, seniors, and children—leaving us all to wonder where our nation’s most vulnerable fit into Congress’s priorities.
CAP Chair John Podesta delivers a speech at the Georgetown University Law Center.
Recent research in Pittsburgh demonstrates how communities with disparate access to healthy and affordable foods for all are setting up their residents for poor health outcomes.
John Podesta, Chair of the Center for American Progress, delivers remarks on the Millenium Development Goals at the St. Regis Hotel in Washington, D.C., Friday, April 5, 2013.
The House Republican fiscal year 2014 budget’s cuts to nutrition aid would cost the economy upward of 340,000 jobs in the first year alone.
Eradicating extreme poverty globally, as outlined in the U.N. Millennium Development Goals, is achievable only if inequality and discrimination against women and girls is eradicated first.
Deep 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.
Issue Brief The federal government can and should support efforts to help Americans save their paychecks and refunds during tax season.
We can either maintain tax breaks for some of the wealthiest Americans for things like yachts, or preserve programs for individuals with disabilities and their families.