New data released by the U.S. Census Bureau show that we can’t let our safety net programs expire or go unfunded in the end-of-year fiscal negotiations in Congress.
The mainstream media’s silence on these interrelated issues contributes to the starvation of millions both here and abroad.
A poverty-reduction strategy focusing on marriage addresses a symptom but doesn’t solve the problem.
The number of uninsured Americans drops for the first time in four years but even greater gains are to come when the health law is fully in place.
Today’s new data on poverty reveal that the share of people living in poverty stabilized and that government programs to alleviate hardship are working.
Issue Brief Supplemental Security should be maintained and strengthened to further increase economic security and opportunity for children and youth with disabilities and to ensure the continued success of family-centered care.
What’s at stake if Congress fails to act to avert automatic cuts to human-needs programs such as Head Start.
Interactive Sophie Feldman and Melissa Boteach demonstrate the bipartisan achievements of deficit reduction and poverty reduction between 1985 and 1997 in a telling timeline.
Donna Cooper outlines CAP's plan for balancing the budget, growing the economy, and cutting poverty.
Melissa Boteach explores the crass politics behind opposition to states experimenting with the best ways to fight poverty.
Melissa Boteach explains how the bill will cut jobs, hurt long-term economic growth, increase poverty, and worsen child hunger—all while protecting the wealthy.
An infographic from Melissa Boteach shows how low-wage workers are left out of the promise of affordable health coverage in states that refuse Obamacare’s Medicaid expansion.
More than 80 percent of the children who would lose nutrition assistance benefits under a proposed Farm Bill amendment are Latino, writes Sarah Jane Glynn.
Jessica Arons explains how the Court’s decision on the Obamacare Medicaid provision affects government, the working poor, and women.
Donna Cooper calculates that the legislation would eliminate 19,000 jobs and deprive low-income Americans of nearly 1 billion meals in 2014, increasing poverty across our nation.