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.
To ensure that workers are afforded the dignity they deserve, state and local officials must act now to strengthen worker power in the workplace and beyond.
The climate crisis may have serious implications for agricultural finance.
With the rural-urban divide in the headlines, it is time to address long-standing inequities by building a more comprehensive equity analysis.
The pandemic has ravaged many rural communities, and the repeal of the Affordable Care Act would only further these harms.
Productivity-enhancing investments, inequality-reducing revenues, and strong financial regulation are all central to responsible fiscal policy.
The Trump administration’s tax bill increased inequality and cut taxes for the wealthy, while leaving Latinos, regardless of income, behind.
Public sector jobs have long provided economic security for Black families and communities and reduced the racial wealth gap, but current policy failures threaten that legacy.
Policymakers can take a bold approach to close equity gaps by redesigning workforce accountability to focus on job quality while addressing problems that disproportionately affect workers of color.
After four years under siege, rural America deserves equitable investment and a meaningful partnership with Washington.
Congress should close—not expand—capital gains loopholes and tax income from wealth the same as income from work.
The Minority Business Development Agency has tremendous potential to create the conditions for economic growth and opportunity in Black communities.
Please join the Center for American Progress for an important conversation with leading economists to discuss the economic status of Black women and the need for a more inclusive economic narrative that prioritizes the real-world challenges Black women face.