September 16, 2016Poverty data just released by the U.S. Census Bureau reveal child poverty declined last year to 14.5 million poor children from 15.5 million in 2014, one million fewer but still higher than before the recession began in 2007.
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October 24, 2016Things are certainly changing different this election season. While there is a lot that is deeply disturbing, and a lot I will not want to remember after 2016 is said and done, but one thing that is worth acknowledging is that the discussion moved forward for families, and that Paid Family and...
October 21, 2016Earlier this week Spotify, the music streaming service, announced they’re endorsing Sen. Gillibrand’s FAMILY Act: a federal bill that would create an insurance program that would provide workers--including those who are self-employed and/or work part time--with much-needed income while they, or a...
October 20, 201675 percent of extremely low income renters spend more than half of their income on housing costs alone. We must expand housing resources for our nation’s lowest income renters.
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October 18, 2016Partners in 13 states have been working with the Coalition on Human Needs to release reports on high cost of being poor and policies to reduce poverty. See what's happening in your state.
October 18, 2016Both the Clinton and Trump campaigns have released tax proposals. We previously looked at the winners and losers under each plan, as well as the cost of each plan. Today we look at what the evidence says about how they are likely to affect broadly shared economic growth.
October 18, 2016Both the Clinton and Trump campaigns have released tax plans. For those of us who care about making the economy work better for all, there are three central questions to ask about tax proposals: How much do they cost, who benefits/who pays more, and will they result in broadly shared economic growth. Today, we’ll answer the first two questions, and take up the third in our Part 2 of this series.
October 17, 2016Whoa. It’s hard to even know what to expect in the upcoming 3rd presidential debate next Wednesday. There’s one thing we know for sure - some of the issues of greatest concern to women and our economy are not getting their due attention in these debates. Three hours and two debates later, none of...
October 17, 2016This fall, more than just the leaves on DC trees are going to change. The leaves that working families take from work to fight cancer, take care of a newborn, or care for an aging parent are overdue for change – they need to be PAID! The DC Council is back in session, the clock is ticking, and we must make sure the Council does the right thing by passing the Universal Paid Leave Act.
October 12, 2016My combined maternity leave through 4 different pregnancies is still far less than the 6 weeks that is suggested by our medical community for a new mom to take off to heal from just one delivery. My goal in life is to leave the world better for my children. That's why I wrote my state legislature, my U.S. Congressional members and the President. Of everyone I wrote, I never dreamed I would hear from the President.