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Access to Campus Childcare – Supporting the Success of Today’s Parents and The Next Generation

October 20, 2015
As the economic challenges facing today’s students gain national political attention, it is critical to focus on a growing proportion of our student population – student parents. Indeed, the numbers may surprise you: approximately one quarter of today’s students have children , and fifty percent of...
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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...
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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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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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#StopTheCuts Blog Carnival! Families & the Federal Budget

October 19, 2015
Our nation and our Congress have some momentous decisions to make in the coming weeks. Will we balance our nation’s budget on the backs of working families, which hurts our economy in the long-run, or will we instead end tax breaks for billionaires? Budget cuts proposed by the U.S. House of...
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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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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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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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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...
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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...
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