Greg Kaufmann is the former poverty correspondent to The Nation and a current contributor. He is a senior fellow at the Center of American Progress and editor of TalkPoverty.org. Through his writing he seeks to increase media coverage of poverty, share new research, elevate the voices of people living in poverty and offer readers opportunities to get involved with organizations working to eradicate poverty. Melissa Harris-Perry called Greg “one of the most consistent voices on poverty in America.” Greg has spoken at numerous conferences and been a guest on Moyers & Company, MSNBC’s Melissa Harris-Perry, Tavis Smiley on PBS, NPR, and radio talk shows across the United States. His work has also been featured on CBSNews.com, NPR.org, WashingtonPost.com, and BusinessInsider.com. He serves as an advisor for Barbara Ehrenreich’s Economic Hardship Reporting Project. He graduated from Dickinson College and studied creative writing at Miami University (Ohio). He lives in his hometown of Washington, DC, with his wife, son and two daughters.
230,000 long-term unemployed workers lost their benefits on Sunday and the system is about to get a whole lot worse.
Republicans vote to protect every dollar in the defense budget, and every tax loophole for the wealthy, while gutting vital programs that help the vulnerable.
On the heels of a gathering in Philadelphia, anti-poverty advocates and people living in poverty pursue a new course to end poverty.
The struggle to fund cash assistance in Illinois is a case study in what's wrong with the TANF block grant.
Georgia does its damndest to get to zero welfare recipients, and California decides whether poor pregnant women should receive aid before their third trimester.
Nearly 70,000 Pennsylvanians depend on General Assistance, the safety net of last resort. Governor Tom Corbett wants the program eliminated.
Fresno adopts a policy of seizing and destroying homeless residents' property and a local legal services non-profit fights back.
The congressman’s moral rhetoric doesn't square with his cruel budget.