October 14, 2015Tell Congress real people are harmed when vital programs are cut. Join the #StopTheCuts twitterstorm Oct. 21, 2015 at 1pm ET.
September 18, 2015New data released by the Census Bureau show that poverty remains too high and the economic recovery is unshared.
September 12, 2015Here’s one way the President and Congress can show their support for the millions of Americans working for relatively low wages: save key provisions of the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) and Child Tax Credit (CTC) scheduled to expire at the end of 2017. The expected push this fall to permanently...
September 3, 2015WIC is an incredibly successful nutrition and health assistance program for millions of pregnant women, moms, infants, and children. Here are just a few stories from the millions of families across the country that are boosted by WIC.
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August 25, 2015Yesterday we attended a moving "Ceremony of 13" at our church for my teenage son. Cultures around the world share a tradition of marking the transition from childhood to adulthood beginning at age 13 (in the Jewish tradition this is called a Bar or Bat Mitzvah). Our ministers shared why it's key to...
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August 5, 2015Congress wants to cut spending on programs that help low-income children and families. These 12 reasons show why we need more investments in these programs, not less.
July 27, 2015The new 2015 KIDS COUNT Data Book from the Annie E Casey Foundation assesses child well-being in the states. See how your state ranks.
July 10, 2015Just over half of public school children are in families with near-poverty income levels that make them eligible for free or reduced lunch. See where your state stands and what you can do to help kids get nutritious meals during summer, too.
July 10, 2015Could 2015 be Congress’ Year of the Caregiver? At an AARP Forum on Family Caregiving in Washington, DC, on July 8, 2015, lawmakers recognized the hard work of caregiving. They spoke of bills that would provide funds to help millions across the nation in need of caregiving. The forum was attending...