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.
Federal agencies have the opportunity to advance racial equity and narrow the racial wealth gap through executive actions.
Poverty is a policy choice; so is cutting it.
ProPublica revealed that billionaires are paying virtually no tax. Congress can address the problem by adopting President Biden’s proposals on capital gains and stepped-up basis.
Bipartisan momentum for clean slate and fair chance licensing policies—which remove barriers to economic opportunity for people facing the stigma of a criminal record—has grown significantly in the states in recent years.
Permanently expanding the earned income tax credit and child tax credit would make the economy more resilient, improve the social safety net, and dramatically decrease poverty in the United States.
The enacted American Rescue Plan and the proposed American Jobs Plan should only be the start of the federal government’s bold investments to boost economic growth for all.
A sectoral council is well-suited to address the fast-food industry’s unique challenges and improve working conditions.
Tipped industries in one fair wage states have higher growth, less inequality, and lower poverty for all workers.
A comprehensive effort to secure equal pay must include limiting employers’ reliance on salary history in hiring and compensation decisions, as this practice can result in wage disparities and pay discrimination for women and workers of color.
Without equal pay, AAPI women will continue to endure some of the harshest economic effects of every crisis.
Congress and the Biden administration must act quickly to minimize further harm during the COVID-19 pandemic—particularly for Latinos and other communities of color.
15 million children live in households with a worker making less than $15 an hour. Raising the minimum wage will help support them and their families.
Because the majority of minimum wage-earning mothers are breadwinners, raising the federal minimum wage would strengthen economic security for millions of families.
Congress must not miss the opportunity to improve children’s lives and reduce economic and racial inequality.