As they were rushing to board their flights home for the weekend, Senators and members of Congress pushed through a bill in April to allow the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to reshuffle funding in order to avoid the flight delays caused by FAA furloughs due to the sequester. Unfortunately for millions of Americans who cannot afford to get on a plane, Congress has yet to repeal the disastrous and devastating cuts to important programs for the poor, mothers, children, and many others.
Every day, people in communities across America are now seeing that sequestration is real—and the stakes are especially high for struggling families. The stories are starting to roll in. In central Illinois, parents and others are taking action to prevent…
Half in Ten’s 2012 report underscores growing inequality, effectiveness of work and income supports, and ability to cut poverty while tackling federal deficits.
As Congress looks to avoid the fiscal cliff, the Half in Ten campaign released a new report today that provides key insights into how America is faring on key indicators of cutting poverty and expanding opportunity for all.
9to5, a Half in Ten partner coalition, headed to the Colorado 2019 Poverty Day Summit—an all-day conference that discusses effective and realistic methods of reducing poverty—on October 19. Participants rode buses to different areas of Denver to visit organizations with…
How do you fix poverty? It’s a question many people have struggled to answer. Poverty experts Charles Murray and Melissa Boteach have very different views.Murray, of the American Enterprise Institute, believes that making the right personal decisions is the key to curbing poverty in America. Boteach, director of Half in Ten: The Campaign to Cut Poverty in Half in Ten Years, sees the problem of poverty differently. She said that progressives and conservatives agree that personal responsibility — mixed with public and private initiatives to lift people up — is a key strategy in fighting poverty.
It’s a busy fall in Colorado, and our coalition there is preparing for several upcoming events next month.
The first presidential debate will happen in Denver on October 3, and Half in Ten supporters are using the #TalkPoverty…
On September 20, the U.S. Census Bureau released 2011 state- and district-level poverty data from the American Community Survey. This map below displays the data by congressional district.
On September 20, the U.S. Census Bureau released 2011 state- and district-level poverty data from the American Community Survey. This map below displays the data by state.
Steve Bogira talks about the poverty data that came out yesterday, and discusses poverty trends over the last few years as well as the Democratic and Republican platforms as they relate to reducing poverty in our country. The article “5 things you need to know about the 2011 poverty data” by Half in Ten’s Melissa Boteach is referenced, showing how since 2000, poverty has crept upwards in good and bad times - meaning that economic growth has not trickled down to poor.