The barriers associated with criminal records have devastating consequences for families, resulting in lifelong punishment for parents with records and significantly limiting their children’s future.
Report Nearly half of U.S. children now have at least one parent with a criminal record. We must enact policies to ensure that a criminal record does not consign an individual—and his or her children and family—to a life of poverty.
Melissa Boteach, Vice President of the Poverty to Prosperity Program, testified before the House Committee on Ways and Means, Subcommittee on Human Resources, November 17, 2015.
Issue Brief The 2014 Census data underscore how much policy matters in cutting poverty and improving economic security for low- and middle-income families.
Video Conservatives have been talking about growing inequality, creating a new lexicon of anti-poverty terminology. But this is just a new way of speaking about the same old policies that will result in deep cuts to important programs.
Issue Brief Strengthening the Child Tax Credit would greatly enhance the economic security of Millennial families with children, while making a crucial investment in the country’s next generation.
La propuesta de CAP para reforzar el Crédito Tributario Por Hijos ayudaría a abordar la disminución de la clase media y a rebajar la pobreza para las familias, y al mismo tiempo reducir las desigualdades raciales y étnicas .
CAP’s proposal to bolster the Child Tax Credit would help address the middle-class squeeze and cut poverty for all families while reducing racial and ethnic disparities.
Interactive This interactive illustrates by how much the Child Tax Credit would lessen the depth of poverty in each of the 50 states and the District of Columbia.
Report By investing in children from birth, we can help mitigate the middle-class squeeze for families with children, cut child poverty, and boost our nation’s economic health in the long term.
Congress should quit playing politics with rules that are a win-win-win for children, parents, and state governments.
Instead of weakening vital programs for struggling families by modeling them after the waning TANF program, policymakers should focus on strengthening our nation’s safety net—including TANF.
House Republicans are proposing a massive tax giveaway to millionaire estates while cutting nutrition assistance that would cost the economy hundreds of thousands of jobs.
House and Senate budgets will be a test of how serious majority leaders are about boosting opportunity and expanding the middle class.