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It’s Time to Put High-Quality Child Care and Pre-K Within Reach

play_alt icon Video Early education prepares children for school and strengthens the economy. But low quality and skyrocketing costs are putting child care and preschool out of reach for millions of hard-working Americans.

by Sarah Baron, Jessica Troe, Kulsum Ebrahim | Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Myth Busting: Medicaid and Low-Income Pool Facts

Medicaid clinic Texas article icon Fact Sheet Lawmakers in Florida, Texas, Tennessee, and Kansas continue to play politics with their citizens’ health care by demanding federal funding for the low-income pool while refusing to expand Medicaid.

by Kristen Ellingboe and Sarah Baron | Thursday, May 14, 2015

Infographic: Taxpayers Pick Up the Tab for Corporations that Can Afford to Pay Their Employees More

Minimum wage graphThe net incomes of four of the largest low-wage employers, Wal-Mart, McDonald’s, Yum! Brands, and Target, represent five times the amount of cost savings in SNAP resulting from a minimum wage hike to $10.10.

by Melissa Boteach and Sarah Baron | Wednesday, March 5, 2014

The War on Poverty: Then and Now

LBJ declares War on Poverty book_alt2 icon Report Fifty years after the launch of the War on Poverty, it’s time to apply our lessons learned to today’s economic and social challenges to usher in a new era of shared prosperity.

by Melissa Boteach, Erik Stegman, Sarah Baron, Tracey Ross, Katie Wright | Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Resetting the Poverty Debate: State of the States 2013

A new Half in Ten report examines the annual indicators of economic security and opportunity at the state-by-state level. The bottom line: Low-income families in states across the country are suffering from too many years of reckless efforts to reduce the federal deficit.

by Erik Stegman and Sarah Baron | Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Infographic: Stop Slashing SNAP

House Republicans have repeatedly proposed legislation that attacks and diminishes supplemental nutrition assistance.

by Sarah Baron and Melissa Boteach | Monday, September 16, 2013

Denying Key Social Services to Immigrants on the Road to Citizenship Hurts Our Entire Nation

Immigration rallyCurbing 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.

by Sarah Baron and Philip E. Wolgin | Friday, June 14, 2013

10 Frequently Asked Questions About Medicaid Expansion

Misconceptions about Medicaid expansion under the Affordable Care Act obscure the fact that the Medicaid program boasts a long track record of proven effectiveness in providing care and assistance to those most in need.

by Sarah Baron | Tuesday, April 2, 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

Sarah Baron

Sarah Baron is the Campaign Manager for Early Childhood Policy at American Progress. Previously, she was the State Advocacy Coordinator for the Center for American Progress Action Fund, where she worked with state partners and created actionable content to advance progressive policies through organizing, communications, and policy advocacy. Prior to that, Sarah was the Field Associate for the […]

| Wednesday, January 9, 2013