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From the National Women's Law Center, an update on how early care and learning is making its way around the budget, the media and advocates.
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How do families working low-wage jobs make it? Information and tools to help advocates safeguard the programs that work.
Five solutions from the Center of American Progress on how to lift families out of poverty in 2013.
Jan Richter blogs on promising areas of compromise in long-term economic plans.
These new videos and an accompanying report show how past Presidents have invested in children--and why the current administration needs to do the same.
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November 26, 2012 The Austerity Bomb
Voices for America's Children argues that sequestration won't only hurt kids, but can kick us back into a recession.
Fall 2012 data from the Census Bureau should inform Congress’s decisions about a balanced approach to deficit reduction and tax reform says poverty expert ...
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Every Child Matters lays out the threats to children's safety net programs in the federal budget in 2013.
Charts lay out how federal programs will be effected - to the dollar - by sequestration.
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The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation's new series of animated educational video tackle five common terms of ACA implementation.
Voices for America's Children
Questions about children simply were not asked in this debate nor has the media raised them. Fortunately, there is time for this to occur. Children may not vote, but ...
A gaming tool that couples public opinion with messaging help, so you can communicate about budgets and taxes, education, early childhood development and health. Who ...
Getting to a new economy will take a combination of approaches and many partners to get involved.
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On the 16th anniversary of theTemporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) block grant, experts say TANF and work requirements have resurfaced a hot button issue in ...
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Having it all: why Half in Ten says boosting minimum wage and shoring up the safety net is a job creation strategy – and what you can do about it.
Unless Congress acts to create a balanced package that includes budget savings and increased revenues, sequestration cuts will hit families hard.
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Momentum is building for a Presidential Youth Council. Here's a look at several efforts underway and why they just might work.
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First Focus President Bruce Lesley says that federal policymakers are simply not making children a priority.
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By making the federal health law’s Medicaid expansion optional for states, the U.S. Supreme Court has cast doubt on decades of established state-federal ...
Angela Evans of the Coalition on Human Needs reflects on a rally in DC focused on protecting American's families and restoring balance in the federal budget.