Skip to main content

Blog Carnivals

An Open Letter to Women Nationwide

October 20, 2015
Dear women nationwide, My name is Randi Schmidt. I am a child advocate who is writing to every woman who, as a child, lived through economic hardships such as hunger, a parent losing their job, falling ill or dying, or whose family struggled to get by paycheck-to-paycheck. I ask you to remember who...
Randi Schmidt's picture

Preserve tax credits so struggling families can do more than just survive

October 20, 2015
Since joining RESULTS earlier this year, I’ve learned to understand the power of my own voice. If I speak up and demand change — and if other ordinary people do the same — our elected representatives will listen. That’s why advocacy is such an incredible force. It has the capacity to transform...
Ruth Innocent's picture

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: http://wp.me/pobp0-289 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...
Kathryn Baer's picture

Congress isn’t facing a crisis of resources but of priorities

October 19, 2015
Have you ever had to choose between medicine and gasoline? What about rent and car insurance? How about keeping your phone on and electricity? Every day, these are the sorts of decisions that far too many people living in the United States have to make. Poverty remains stubbornly and unacceptably...
Linda Meric's picture

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...
Lindsay Koshgarian's picture

Giving all families a chance at healthy lives

October 19, 2015
Some of the most burdensome health conditions our communities and families face can be prevented. Yes, it is easier said than done, but we must take action when more than half of all adults in the U.S. have a chronic health disease and 7 in 10 adult deaths are caused by ones such as cancer, heart...
Kathy Chin's picture

Tight Spending Caps Continue To Squeeze Important Priorities

October 19, 2015
As President Obama and Congressional leaders continue their budget discussions, it’s important to understand just how much is at stake for American families. The 2011 Budget Control Act (BCA) placed strict caps on defense and non-defense programs funded through annual appropriations. These caps...
David Reich's picture

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...
Abby Leibman's picture

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...
Gilda Jacobs's picture

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.
Linda Couch's picture

Pages