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#StoptheCuts so we can #endhungernow

October 20, 2015
Earlier this month, the Food Research and Action Center shared a comprehensive plan of action to end hunger in America . This plan lists clear steps that our nation can take to achieve this goal, but it most certainly cannot be done unless Congress #stopsthecuts and starts to invest in proven...

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Five Reasons We Can’t Wait for Universal Preschool

October 19, 2015
All at once, I changed jobs and our part-time babysitter moved on after three terrific years: the scramble was on for loving, enriching child care at a price that didn’t break our family’s budget. Maybe you’ve been there. Maybe it was 30 years ago, or maybe just last year. Maybe you’re not a parent...

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Budget Cap Will Cap Dad’s and Daughter’s Futures

October 19, 2015
This is a somewhat abbreviated version of a post published on Poverty & Policy. You can read it here: I first met Peter* on a street corner in my neighborhood, where he was selling Street Sense , the newspaper for homeless people in the District of Columbia. He now does...

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Building a Better UI Program for Today’s Working Mothers

October 19, 2015
The 80th anniversary of unemployment insurance (UI) passed with little notice in August. Passage of time alone does not explain UI’s sad, sorry state. Instead, deliberate limitations were built into the program’s beginnings while others have been adopted during its history. Studies show that women...

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Let’s Stop The Tax Cuts For Corporations Instead

October 19, 2015
How much would it cost to #stopthecuts to all the non-defense programs threatened by sequestration next year? $37 billion . And even if the sequester is averted, funding for these programs would be at historically low levels , following years of reduced funding. Some Members of Congress refuse to...

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Stop the Cuts: Public Programs Lift Millions of Women and Children Out of Poverty

October 19, 2015
Some members of Congress are putting public programs that are vital to women and families on the chopping block—despite evidence showing that these programs lift millions of Americans out of poverty each year. With poverty levels as high as they are, we can’t afford to let Congress cut these...

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WIC: #StopTheCuts to Protect Women and Children!

October 19, 2015
Many of you are probably familiar with WIC—the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children—and what a vital role it plays in ensuring healthy, nutritious diets for families facing financial difficulty. However, did you know that in addition to providing a healthy food...

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Housing Matters

October 19, 2015
In the 2013-14 school year, there were 1.36 million homeless students in the United States, doubling since before the recession.

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Michigan families need federal action on EITC, CTC

October 19, 2015
While much attention has been focused recently on protecting the Michigan Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) , there is equally urgent action needed in Washington to save critical pieces of the federal EITC and Child Tax Credit (CTC). The federal and Michigan EITCs combine to provide much-needed...

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We’re asking the wrong question

October 19, 2015
Most of our response to hunger in America is wrong. The programs and policies we employ are, by and large, misdirected, misguided and missing the mark entirely. That shameful fact is the result of one simple problem: When we ask the wrong question, the answer is inevitably wrong, too. The question...

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