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.
September 2, 2016The Children’s Defense Fund (CDF) and AASA, The School Superintendents Association, have just released Happy, Healthy, and Ready to Learn: Insure All Children! a toolkit to help schools and districts connect children to health care coverage as part of routine school enrollment.
October 25, 2016Candidates are talking about it. The media are talking about it. And, of course, we are (and have been!) talking about it! Childcare now costs more than college. Yikes! The struggles most parents in America have finding quality, affordable childcare for their little ones is getting a lot of...
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.
September 30, 2016“ The Hyde Amendment is designed to deprive poor and minority women of the constitutional right to choose abortion.” – Justice Thurgood Marshall September 30th marks 40 years of the Hyde Amendment, the federal policy that denies access to abortion to millions who rely on government-funded health...
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September 22, 2016Dance is my bestfriend. Dance has not only taught me how to be patient with myself and my body, but it has also taught me how to be patient with others. Movement for me brings peace of mind and spirit. It helps me deal with situations without using words. I was introduced to dance at a very young...
Important gains in household income, poverty rate, and health care coverage. Yet there is more to be done.
September 16, 2016On Sept. 13, the U.S. Census Bureau released important new data on poverty, median household income, and the number of Americans covered by health insurance. Below is a statement by Deborah Weinstein , executive director of the Coalition on Human Needs , responding to the new data. The official...