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Expertise: Poverty

Greg Kaufmann is a senior fellow with the Poverty to Prosperity Program at American Progress and the editor of TalkPoverty.org. Previously, he was the poverty correspondent for The Nation. Melissa Harris-Perry called him “one of the most consistent voices on poverty in America.” Through his weekly column, “This Week in Poverty,” Greg sought to increase media coverage of poverty, share new research, elevate the voices of people living in poverty, and offer readers opportunities to get involved with organizations working to eradicate poverty. BillMoyers.com syndicated his column, and it won a 2012 Media Award from the National Association of Social Workers and the 2013 Cameron Duncan Media Award from RESULTS.

Greg has spoken at numerous poverty-related conferences and has been a guest on MSNBC, PBS, NPR, and radio talk shows across the United States. His work has also been featured on “Moyers & Company,” CBSNews.com, NPR.org, WashingtonPost.com, and BusinessInsider.com. Greg serves on the board of Mary House in Washington, D.C. Prior to his work as a reporter, his favorite job was as education director for the Westside Boys and Girls Club in Columbus, Ohio.

Greg graduated from Dickinson College and studied creative writing at Miami University in Ohio. He lives in his hometown of Washington, D.C., with his wife, son, and two daughters.

By Greg Kaufmann
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Ohio Is Hoarding Money Meant for Poor FamiliesThe NationMay 21, 2018
Get Ready for the Poor People’s CampaignThe NationMay 13, 2018
This Is the Most Dangerous Time in Decades to Be an American Living in PovertyThe NationMarch 20, 2018
West Virginia’s billionaire governor is waging a war on anti-poverty programsThinkProgressFebruary 6, 2018
What Farmworkers Can Teach Hollywood About Ending Sexual HarassmentThe NationJanuary 18, 2018
The Republican Plan Isn’t Just About Taxes—It’s About Shredding the Safety NetThe NationDecember 19, 2017
A Solution to Sexual Harassment—from FarmworkersBill MoyersDecember 19, 2017
Pregnant Immigrants Say They’ve Been Denied Medical Care in Detention CentersThe NationOctober 12, 2017
The War on Medicaid Is Moving to the StatesThe NationAugust 31, 2017
‘Against All Odds’ Is Required Viewing for White ProgressivesBill MoyersMay 22, 2017
A Cruel New Bill Is About to Become Law in MississippiThe NationMarch 31, 2017
Why Immigrants in California Are Canceling Their Food StampsThe NationMarch 17, 2017