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Looking Back, Looking Forward: The Millennium Development Goals

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.

By John Podesta | Monday, April 8, 2013

The House Republican Budget Cuts to Nutrition Assistance Are Bad for the Economy

SNAPThe 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.

By Melissa Boteach | Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment Are Key to Addressing Global Poverty

Faustine JanjiraEradicating 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.

By Rebecca Lefton | Monday, March 11, 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

Helping Working Families Build Wealth at Tax Time

Instant tax refunds article icon Issue Brief The federal government can and should support efforts to help Americans save their paychecks and refunds during tax season.

By Joe Valenti | Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Infographic: Children and Families with Disabilities Smacked by Sequester

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.

By Sarah Baron | Friday, February 22, 2013

The Great Public-Service Talent Search

Public service book_alt2 icon Report While a multifaceted approach is needed to address human resource issues in public service, the strategic expansion of national service has much to contribute to the development of “talent” in the helping fields.

By Joy Moses and Shirley Sagawa | Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Top 5 Solutions to Cut Poverty Proposed by President Obama in State of the Union Address

President Obama State of the Union addressThe president outlines a bold action plan to cut poverty and bring millions of families into the middle class.

By Melissa Boteach | Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Post-Welfare Reform Trends Plus Deeper Spending Cuts Could Equal Disaster for the Nation’s Poor

Yazmin Santiago article icon Issue Brief It’s hard to imagine what poor families will do and how the nation can reasonably reduce poverty should the federal government continue to slash budgets for critical programs.

By Joy Moses | Thursday, February 7, 2013

Who Can Afford Unpaid Leave?

FMLA and women of colorIt is in our nation’s best interest to make sure that all of our workers can be productive members of our country’s workforce and also take care of their own health or the health of their loved ones.

By Julie Ajinkya | Tuesday, February 5, 2013

How President Obama Can Reverse America’s Worsening Hunger Metrics

Children eating at school book_alt2 icon Report Ending U.S. childhood hunger and U.S. hunger in general is not only the right thing to do—it’s the smart thing to do to advance our national interest.

By Joel Berg | Monday, February 4, 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

Resolve to End Homelessness in 2013

Misha McLambInstead of spending billions of dollars on trimming our bellies, let’s shed our nation of homelessness.

By Sally Steenland | Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Examining the Increase in Prepaid Cards as Alternatives to Bank Accounts

Credit cardsThe Center for American Progress responds to the 2011 National Survey of Unbanked and Underbanked Households.

By Joe Valenti | Thursday, December 20, 2012

Infographic: House Republican Tax Plan Raises Taxes on Working Families to Cut Taxes for the Rich

The House bill allows sensible reforms to the earned income and child tax credits to expire while continuing tax cuts that benefit the wealthiest Americans.

By Melissa Boteach | Wednesday, December 12, 2012