Yet Another Reason Raising the Social Security Retirement Age Is a Terrible Idea
A new study documenting the growing life expectancy gap by income is the latest in a long line of research showing that raising the Social Security retirement age is the wrong approach.
Best Practices for Creating a Sustainable and Equitable Food System in the United States
Issue Brief Leaders at the local and state levels should follow the examples of successful community initiatives to improve the U.S. food system.
3 Reasons Why We Should Certify All Paid Tax Preparers
Minimum standards for education and ethics would improve accuracy and transparency while protecting taxpayers.
Yes, America Can Afford to Dramatically Reduce Poverty and Increase Opportunity
Issue Brief Poverty in America is not inevitable. Simply by making different budgetary choices, policymakers could greatly reduce poverty and boost opportunity.
A Blueprint for Cutting Poverty and Expanding Opportunity in America
House Republicans must embrace these policies if they are serious about tackling poverty and paving pathways to the middle class.
Supporting Women’s Health and Rights to Address Economic Inequality
Policymakers must focus on strategies to improve a woman’s ability to choose to delay pregnancy, not restrict her right to do so.
When Home Disappears
Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx hopes to build a transportation system that works for everyone.
Forfeiting the American Dream
Report Reform is urgently needed to prevent civil asset forfeiture abuses from undermining public efforts to cut poverty and boost opportunity.
Partnered But Poor
Issue Brief Economic insecurity and low incomes among married and partnered families undermine the myth of marriage being the fix for poverty.
Lessons from Flint: The Case for Investing in the Building Blocks of Communities of Color
Issue Brief Increased public investment in housing, health, infrastructure, and education initiatives would improve outcomes for communities of color and help avoid disasters such as what recently occurred in Flint, Michigan.
Utilizing National Service as a 21st Century Workforce Strategy for Opportunity Youth
Report Expanding national service programs to create first jobs and on-the-job training slots for opportunity youth and other disadvantaged workers is an important workforce strategy.
State of the States Report 2015
Report Policymakers should take a hard look at where their state is succeeding and falling short to prioritize actions that would dramatically reduce poverty in their backyards and beyond.
How Congress Should Respond to the Flint Water Crisis
The water crisis in Flint was both foreseeable and preventable; Congress must ensure this never happens again by increasing infrastructure funding and strengthening oversight.
5 Things You Need to Know About Flint’s Water Crisis
Video Government officials in Michigan have been scrambling to address the fallout of the man-made water catastrophe in Flint that poisoned thousands of mostly low-income people of color.
Protecting America from Racism in the Water
The Flint water crisis highlights the continuing disparities that people of color face in finding access to fair housing and healthy communities.