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October 4, 2019
Trump May Be Driving the Economy Into Recession
His reckless trade war is having a calamitous global impact—and he’s continuing his assault on the courts and the environment.
August 12, 2019
With Trump’s New ‘Public Charge’ Rules, the War on Immigrants Just Got a Whole Lot Worse
They will allow immediate deportation of millions of immigrants who receive government benefits.
May 10, 2019
Trump Has A New Solution for Poverty: Pretend Poor People Don’t Exist
A proposal to redefine “poverty” would throw potentially millions of low-income people out of government-assistance programs.
March 5, 2019
We Know How to Cut Child Poverty in Half. Will We Do It?
A new report outlines how to help millions of US children living in poverty.
February 7, 2019
Trump’s War on Migrants Is an Affront to Humanity
His policies are endangering families facing violence, displacement, and persecution.
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February 4, 2019
Want to Eradicate Hunger in America? Take on Racism.
A new study found that people who experience discrimination are almost twice as likely as others to struggle with hunger.
January 23, 2019
Take Action: Stop Kavanaugh’s Replacement
Plus, help Native American communities and food-insecure families affected by the government shutdown.
January 11, 2019
The Trump Immigration-Law Change That Could Increase Child Poverty by 5 Percent in New York City
The administration’s proposed changes to the “public charge” rule are already pushing immigrants into the shadows.
January 9, 2019
Who Gets Hurt When the Government Shuts Down?
The people who rely on the government for food, housing, and their paychecks.
December 14, 2018
Jazmine Headley’s Arrest Exposes the Punitive Design of Public Assistance
Welfare offices are the public face of a system designed to control, surveil, and penalize low-income women.