15 million children live in households with a worker making less than $15 an hour. Raising the minimum wage will help support them and their families.
A comprehensive new survey of American voters finds widespread support for anti-poverty programs and new steps to improve economic security of working families.
Congress must not miss the opportunity to improve children’s lives and reduce economic and racial inequality.
Government strategies to address COVID-19 and improve socioeconomic conditions must include targeted assistance for LGBTQ workers and households.
With a new administration entering office and Americans desperate for action, the government needs a national plan for renewal focused on rewiring the economy, rebuilding the safety net, and reconnecting America to the world.
Nearly 11 million children are living in poverty in America. Here is how the crisis reached this point—and what steps must be taken to solve it.
Even in the absence of congressional action, states can use TANF funds to support their residents who are struggling during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Although more funding from Congress is desperately needed, there are many ways that states can better use TANF to deliver more aid to people struggling during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Hardships disproportionately faced by communities of color are being exacerbated by the pandemic and require an equitable recovery that reconciles past harms while also providing solutions for current and future challenges.
Using both policy and rhetoric, the U.S. Department of Agriculture has signaled who it believes is worthy of government assistance.
While millions go hungry, U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue continues to prioritize corporate profits and power.
Repealing the Affordable Care Act would lead to chaos, risk, and harm for the disability community.
Expanding TANF greatly helped many struggling families during the Great Recession, and it can do so during the COVID-19 recession as well.
The U.S. Census Bureau must address past and current operational challenges to ensure that decennial censuses to come can better address homelessness and provide support for lifesaving programs.
Before and during the coronavirus pandemic, Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue failed to address the worsening hunger crisis, causing poor people across the country to suffer the consequences.