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May 16, 2013
Polling Data Shows Overwhelming Support for Efforts to End Hunger
By an overwhelming margin, American voters oppose cutting food stamp assistance (the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP) as a way to reduce government ...
May 6, 2013
Let's Get Fiscal: The Cliff, the Compromise and You
What the "fiscal cliff" and compromises will mean for children, youth and families.
April 3, 2013
The 10 Ideas Series: Roosevelt Campus Network
The Roosevelt Institute | Campus Network is proud to announce
the release of the 2013 10 Ideas Series
, our premier annual publication featuring over ...
March 26, 2013
Jan's Corner: Better Wages for Better Opportunities
Why is raising the federal minimum wage a powerful way for reducing family and child poverty in America? Jan lays out the facts so child advocates can join the fight.
March 12, 2013
Jan's Corner: When the Sequester Hits Home
The sequester will have a real and potentially long-lasting impact on programs and on children and youth. Here's what we can do about it.
March 8, 2013
Policy Basics: Introduction to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)
This overview of the federal program SNAP (formerly known as food stamps) reviews who is eligible for SNAP, how much the program costs the government, the ...
February 27, 2013
The Daily Show: "Hunger is Solvable" [VIDEO]
It was no laughing matter. On the February 26, 2013 episode of
The Daily Show with Jon Stewart
, Stewart interviewed Lori Silverbush and Kristi Jacobson, ...
February 13, 2013
Top 5 Solutions to Cut Poverty Proposed by State of the Union
Five solutions from the Center of American Progress on how to lift families out of poverty in 2013.
February 12, 2013
The “State of America’s Children/Youth” is Discouraging
As the President readies to deliver the State of the Union Address tomorrow night, advocates are delivering a “discouraging” assessment of the ...
January 25, 2013
Infographic: How the Earned Income Tax Credit Helps Low-Income Working Families
Not only does the earned income tax credit keep millions of working families from slipping into poverty each year, it also leads to positive outcomes for family ...
January 14, 2013
The KIDS COUNT Infographic Challenge Info Champ: Emily Pirraglia
Meet our KIDS COUNT Infographic Challenge Info Champ winner!
January 7, 2013
Commentary: Big Dangers Ahead for the Economy, the Budget, and Low-Income People
In recent days, policymakers, pundits, and the media have debated whether the “fiscal cliff” budget deal was a victory or defeat for the President or ...
January 3, 2013
Students Spark a Food Recovery Movement on Campus
Ben Simon, the young founder of the Food Recovery Network, sparked a national movement for food recovery while a student at the University of Maryland.
December 18, 2012
Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and Children with Disabilities: Just the Facts
Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits for low-income disabled children are back in the news.
December 11, 2012
After the Cliff: Opportunity to Move the Needle on Poverty?
Jan Richter blogs on promising areas of compromise in long-term economic plans.
December 4, 2012
Solving a National Crisis: Youth Employment and Opportunity
Youth unemployment is at the highest level since World War II. A Casey Foundation report looks at what we know and what works, and we break it down.
December 3, 2012
VIDEOS: Presidents Helping Children & The American Dream for Kids
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.
November 30, 2012
Failure is Not an Option: How Ohio's High-Achieving & High-Poverty Schools Succeed
This study from Public Agenda, a national, nonpartisan research and public engagement organization, suggests that high-poverty schools can succeed, in spite of ...
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.
November 19, 2012
The Right Choices to Cut Poverty & Restore Shared Prosperity
In 2011 the official poverty rate in the United States was 15 percent, statistically unchanged from 2010. This means that 46.2 million people—or nearly ...
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