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Melissa Boteach Archives

A Plan to Enhance the Child Tax Credit

children in class article icon Fact Sheet By enhancing the Child Tax Credit, policymakers can substantially reduce child poverty, increase family economic security, and invest in our nation’s next generation. Melissa Boteach is the Vice President of the Poverty to Prosperity Program at the Center for American Progress.

by Rachel West, Melissa Boteach, Rebecca Vallas | Monday, August 15, 2016

Where States Are and Where They Should Be on Unemployment Protections

Job seeker looks for work article icon Issue Brief By taking steps to strengthen their unemployment insurance programs, states can better protect working families against joblessness, increase workforce participation, and prepare their economies to face the next recession.

by Rachel West, Indivar Dutta-Gupta, Kali Grant, Melissa Boteach, Claire McKenna, Judy Conti | Thursday, July 7, 2016

Strengthening Unemployment Protections in America

job fair book_alt2 icon Report By modernizing the unemployment insurance system and establishing a Jobseeker’s Allowance, the United States can promote employment, increase economic security for working families, and prepare the economy for the next recession.

by Rachel West, Indivar Dutta-Gupta, Kali Grant, Melissa Boteach, Claire McKenna, Judy Conti | Thursday, June 16, 2016

A Progressive Agenda to Cut Poverty and Expand Opportunity

mother and young daughter book_alt2 icon Report Progressive policies offer the best solutions to tackle widespread economic instability and restore the American dream.

by Melissa Boteach, Rebecca Vallas, Eliza Schultz | Monday, June 6, 2016

3 Ways to Tell Someone Is Serious About Evidence-Based Policy

The contents of a prepared box are displayed for a research project.Evidence-based policymaking should not become a buzzword to justify cuts to programs for struggling families.

by Melissa Boteach and Harry Stein | Monday, June 6, 2016

A Real Agenda to Cut Poverty

Melissa Boteach argues why the road to cutting poverty cannot rely on policies that replicate and perpetuate geographic disparities.

by Melissa Boteach | Friday, April 22, 2016

A Blueprint for Cutting Poverty and Expanding Opportunity in America

A woman plays with her daughter in a park.House Republicans must embrace these policies if they are serious about tackling poverty and paving pathways to the middle class.

by Rebecca Vallas and Melissa Boteach | Thursday, April 14, 2016

Utilizing National Service as a 21st Century Workforce Strategy for Opportunity Youth

Volunteers are sworn into the AmeriCorps national service program. book_alt2 icon Report Expanding national service programs to create first jobs and on-the-job training slots for opportunity youth and other disadvantaged workers is an important workforce strategy.

by Tracey Ross, Shirley Sagawa, Melissa Boteach | Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Infographic: Criminal Records Are a Family Sentence

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.

by Rebecca Vallas, Melissa Boteach, Rachel West, Jackie Odum | Thursday, December 10, 2015

Removing Barriers to Opportunity for Parents With Criminal Records and Their Children

Inmate with granddaughter book_alt2 icon 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.

by Rebecca Vallas, Melissa Boteach, Rachel West, Jackie Odum | Thursday, December 10, 2015

Moving America’s Families Forward: Lessons Learned from Other Countries

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.

by Melissa Boteach | Tuesday, November 24, 2015

3 Things You May Have Missed in the New Poverty, Income, and Inequality Data

Child raising dollar bill article icon Issue Brief The 2014 Census data underscore how much policy matters in cutting poverty and improving economic security for low- and middle-income families.

by Melissa Boteach, Shawn Fremstad, Rachel West | Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Anti-Poverty Dictionary

play_alt icon 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.

by Melissa Boteach, Kulsum Ebrahim, Andrew Satter | Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Strengthening the Child Tax Credit Would Provide Greater Economic Stability for Millennial Parents

Lesson for infants article icon 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.

by Sunny Frothingham, Rachel West, Melissa Boteach, Rebecca Vallas | Thursday, August 27, 2015

Fortalecer el Crédito Tributario por Hijos ayudaría a nivelar el campo de juego para las comunidades de color

grocery shoppingLa 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 .

by Melissa Boteach | Thursday, August 13, 2015