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What the LGBT Community Needs to Know About the Earned Income Tax Credit in 2015

article icon Fact Sheet This fact sheet explains the Earned Income Tax Credit and how proposed modifications to improve its effectiveness can benefit the LGBT community.

Social Security Act signing

The Effect of Rising Inequality on Social Security

article icon Issue Brief Rising earnings inequality, which has led to an upward redistribution of income, has taken a significant toll on Social Security’s financial outlook.

Work

A Subsidized Jobs Program for the 21st Century

book_alt2 icon Report Subsidized jobs offer a targeted strategy to give disadvantaged workers a foot in the door to the labor market—a win-win-win situation for working families, local businesses, and the American economy.

worker with a disability

A Fair Shot for Workers with Disabilities

article icon Issue Brief There are several practical solutions that would remove barriers to employment, economic security, and upward mobility for workers with disabilities.

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Why Young, Minority, and Low-Income Citizens Don’t Vote

When voters who are young, minorities, or low income are excluded from the national conversation, it is no wonder that they do not make it out to the polls on Election Day.

Pope Francis

Health Care that Heals

Pope Francis teaches that access to comprehensive health care, which acknowledges the dignity of the whole person at each stage of life, is necessary to build a more just world.

Johns Hopkins

Eds, Meds, and the Feds

book_alt2 icon Report The federal government has a long history of supporting the work of anchor institutions—entities, including universities and hospitals, that control vast economic, human, and intellectual resources. It has a vested interest in exploring strategies that harness anchors’ power to increase community revitalization and economic growth.

Doctor and child

A Win-Win for Working Families and State Budgets

book_alt2 icon Report Increasing the minimum wage in concert with expanding Medicaid would not only boost the incomes of low-wage working families and increase access to healthcare but would also be a boon to state budgets.

President Obama Promise Zones

4 Things Communities Must Do to Become Promise Zones

Today, the Obama administration announced the second round of Promise Zones applications. As leaders and groups come together to plan their applications, they must ensure their strategies to address poverty are community driven, comprehensive, systemic, and focused on outcomes.

Protesters block traffic

The Top 10 Solutions to Cut Poverty and Grow the Middle Class

With the right policy choices, we can move the needle on poverty, expand the middle class, and put the American economy on an upward trajectory.

furnace factory

What the New Census Data Show About the Continuing Struggles of the Middle Class

Newly released Census data show that America’s middle class is still struggling to recover from the Great Recession and the decades of unequal growth that preceded it.

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