Proposed investments in the Build Back Better agenda would benefit a significant number of workers, particularly women and women of color; transform the home care and early childhood sectors; and lift living standards and employment prospects for millions of Americans.
Eviction record sealing is key to improving housing security for millions of individuals and families.
Data make it clear that policymakers must finally commit to an expansive racial equity agenda to ensure that racial and gender economic disparities do not continue into the future.
Congress must make the temporary expansion of the child tax credit permanent.
While all low-income individuals and families, particularly those of color, struggle to avoid falling into poverty, some receive less support solely because of where they live.
Supplemental Security Income (SSI) is a vital anti-poverty program for disabled people, and Congress has the monumental opportunity to raise benefits and fix harmful archaic rules.
The child tax credit and earned income tax credit benefit low-income and working families, help families get back to work, and promote future work, while lifting children out of poverty and alleviating hunger.
New poverty, income, and health insurance data confirm that poverty is a policy choice.
The USDA update to the Thrifty Food Plan will have a direct impact on millions of SNAP participants.
Lawmakers must continue robust public investments if we want any shot at ending poverty in America.
America has the tools and resources to end poverty; now it needs holistic, intersectional strategies that address the unique needs of marginalized individuals and families living in poverty.
The coronavirus crisis has proven that access to basic life amenities is a public health necessity; therefore, legislation should reflect the growing need for housing and health services.
Together, the policies included in the Biden administration’s Build Back Better agenda would propel families’ and the country’s economic security by prioritizing child care, the child tax credit, paid family and medical leave, and good jobs that get Americans back to work.
For those in rural communities, especially low-income people and people of color, access to necessary high-quality internet will remain out of reach without government investment.
Poverty is a policy choice; so is cutting it.