Strengthening the Child Tax Credit Would Provide Greater Economic Stability for Millennial Parents
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.
Lessons on Climate Change and Poverty From the California Drought
Report Communities of color and low-income people living in tribal, rural, and agricultural communities throughout California are enduring high rates of unemployment, limited and costly access to safe and affordable water, and food insecurity as a consequence of the California drought.
Strengthening the Child Tax Credit Would Help Level the Playing Field for Communities of Color
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.
Enhancing the Child Tax Credit Would Substantially Lessen the Depth of Child Poverty Across States
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.
Harnessing the Child Tax Credit as a Tool to Invest in the Next Generation
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.
All Pennsylvanians Will Benefit from a Clean Slate Policy for Minor Criminal Records
Fact Sheet A new proposal in Pennsylvania will reduce barriers to employment, housing, education, and much more.
3 Facts You Need to Know About the Obama Administration’s Proposed Child Support Rules
Congress should quit playing politics with rules that are a win-win-win for children, parents, and state governments.
Social Security Disability Insurance: A Bedrock of Security for American Workers
Issue Brief Social Security Disability Insurance provides vital protection to nearly all American workers and their families in case of life-changing disability or illness.
How the Child and Adult Care Food Program Improves Early Childhood Education
Report Giving child care programs the ability to provide children three healthy meals per day through a reformed and expanded CACFP program would go a long way toward supporting children’s growth and development.
Urban Progress: Lessons from CAP’s Roundtable on Expanding Opportunity in America’s Urban Areas
A recent CAP roundtable discussion highlighted the need for investments in and further conversations about urban areas and low-income communities.
Social Cohesion: The Secret Weapon in the Fight for Equitable Climate Resilience
Report Fostering community cohesion in low-income, climate-vulnerable areas is an overlooked strategy for climate resilience before, during, and after extreme weather events.
The Murray-Scott Minimum-Wage Bill: A Win-Win for Working Families and Taxpayers
In addition to giving working families a long-overdue raise, the new bill will save taxpayers an estimated $5.3 billion per year on SNAP when fully implemented.
Top 5 Reasons Why TANF Is Not a Model for Other Income Assistance Programs
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.
Cutting Social Security Disability Insurance Won’t Help Anyone Go Back to Work
Proposed cuts to Social Security Disability Insurance for beneficiaries who try to return to work and lose a job through no fault of their own are a step in the wrong direction.
Proposed Congressional Cuts to Nutrition Assistance Would Cost Jobs
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.