President Donald Trump’s shutdown is more than a debate around a wall: It is about the low-income, disabled, and indigenous peoples at and within our borders whose lives and economic security he is willfully endangering for political gain.
In 2018, Congress passed the United States’ largest ever increase of the Child Care and Development Block Grant, giving states across the nation more than $2 billion additional each year to invest in child care.
With 36 new or re-elected governors taking office in 2019, there is an opportunity to make progress on early childhood education issues to improve the lives of millions of children and families across the United States.
President Trump’s proposed LPC test, despite claims to the contrary, would apply to millions of people each year—and most of those who would be denied green cards or other visas will never have received public benefits in the United States.
Implementing public policies to reduce obesity may help prevent chronic disease and increase life expectancy, particularly for low-income individuals.
Understanding the relationship between homelessness and mental health disabilities is key to preventing and ending homelessness for people with mental illness, particularly as housing costs continue to rise.
States across the country are taking action to enact clean slate, a new bipartisan policy solution that uses technology to automatically clear criminal records and give people the second chance they’ve earned.
In addition to saving lives, expanding Medicaid would have wide-ranging benefits for residents of the 17 nonexpansion states—benefits that go far beyond boosting health insurance coverage and improving access to care.
Several overlooked groups of students—including veterans and students with disabilities—continue to struggle with loan repayment.
As extreme weather events increase in frequency and intensity, local and federal leaders must ensure that people with disabilities are central to all emergency preparedness, response, and recovery efforts.
The most damaging effects of the Trump administration’s policies are yet to come.
The community schools strategy can reimagine and retool the nation’s public schools to give students in low-income communities a high-quality education.
If federal lawmakers’ attacks on Medicaid succeed, states could be forced to fill the resulting budget holes with cuts to public education, leading to lower salaries for teachers or higher tuition for college students.
New data show that nutrition and housing assistance, Medicaid, and unemployment benefits are critical to LGBTQ people’s economic security.
This column identifies the consequences of Trump’s redefined public-charge test for disabled immigrants’ health and safety.