Why the call for an “Anti-Poverty Contract”? “We need to develop a platform, something affirmative, that brings people together—not just people in poverty and not just the middle class, but that really shows that our interests are converging,” The Nation’s Greg Kaufmann says. “We really have to figure out a way to get more power and put more progressive policies out there.” Appearing on The Matthew Filipowicz Show, Kaufmann discusses the crisis facing tens of millions of Americans living in poverty—and the unified effort to resolve it.

—James Cersonsky

What does Thomas Perez’s nomination for Labor Secretary mean for domestic workers? Read Bryce Covert’s analysis.