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Food bank

America’s most vulnerable felt most of the pain.

Food bank

Waiting lists for food aid have been growing for years—now almost 15 percent of the nation's elderly don't have enough to eat.

Wooden painting of woman

As the wealth gap grows, so have the number of ways a woman can sell her body. What is the cost?

America’s Shameful Poverty Stats

That so many of our political leaders tolerate so much misery amid so much plenty is one of the great scandals of our age.

Being a poor mother in the United States today means reusing diapers and struggling to afford food. But House Republicans think they have it too easy.

Child care workers in New Jersey

Women who care for poor kids are often mothers living in poverty themselves.

The Nation's Greg Kaufmann joined Stand Up! With Pete Dominick to argue that there are ways to alleviate poverty in America and that it starts with increasing the minimum wage.

New York’s housing crisis has pushed hundreds of thousands of New Yorkers underground.

San Francisco

Life on San Francisco’s streets for women over 50 is filled with hardships, small and large.

Girls and Shameless

Girls’s Hannah and Shameless’s Fiona are both penniless twentysomethings finding their way through big cities, but Hannah has a college degree—and a safety net.

Blogs

Older Americans Act programs save money and lives. Why is it so hard to reauthorize something that consumes just 0.06 percent of the budget? 

June 21, 2013

The current debate about food stamps is fantastic—unless you are someone who likes facts and evidence.

June 18, 2013

The closing of a Head Start center in Neodesha, Kansas shows what sequester cuts mean to rural America.

June 14, 2013

The Senate passed a bill that cuts benefits for low-income Americans and will cost over 56,000 jobs. 

June 11, 2013

Head Start cuts in Washington State show just how dumb and shortsighted the sequester is.

June 7, 2013

Three Oregonians testifed in the Senate about the lives of the working poor and the state of the American Dream.

June 7, 2013

Student groups and their allies confronted Sallie Mae at its annual shareholders meeting yesterday. 

May 31, 2013

When will the feds bring big banks to justice?

May 24, 2013

Are big banks the next frontier in the anti-poverty crusade?

May 17, 2013

It’s a tough moment in the fight against poverty, but twelve anti-poverty leaders have suggestions of what you can do right now to take action.

May 10, 2013