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This Is What Poverty Would Look LIke If The GOP Had Its Way

The Huffington Post | Jillian Berman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business

This week marks the 50th anniversary of Lyndon Johnson's declaration of the War on Poverty. Though far from over, and labeled a failure by Republicans...

Amid Stagnant Poverty Rate, Here Are 7 People Helping Us Out Of This Mess

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg & Jessica Prois | Posted 09.19.2013 | Impact

The Census report released Tuesday showed that poverty figures have remained abysmally stagnant for six straight years, but the people determined to p...


The Huffington Post | Maxwell Strachan | Posted 09.17.2013 | Business

The U.S. poverty rate was essentially unchanged at 15 percent in 2012, as roughly 46.5 million people were stuck living at or below the poverty line, ...

Watch 'The Line': The Most Important Film You'll See This Year

Jim Wallis | Posted 11.25.2012 | Politics
Jim Wallis

Every four years for the last 40 years (even before we were called Sojourners), our community has done what we can to lift up the issue of poverty during presidential elections. So it is with that spirit that I am proud to present a new short film called The Line.

Latest Poverty Numbers a Wake-Up Call: We Must Continue to Support This President

Rev. Al Sharpton | Posted 11.14.2012 | Politics
Rev. Al Sharpton

Over the last few weeks, we observed both the Democratic and Republican conventions. It was easy to absorb the difference between the two parties. One was dedicated to fighting for the middle-class and poor of this country, the other for millionaires and billionaires.

Shelter From the Storm

Elizabeth Lower-Basch | Posted 11.13.2012 | Politics
Elizabeth Lower-Basch

No one would rip the plywood off their windows or empty the sandbags in the midst of an intense storm. Similarly, the federal government should not reduce the strength of its safety net when there are so many families in need and truly benefiting from the support.

Child Poverty Holds Steady For The First Time In Years, Census Bureau Finds

Posted 09.12.2012 | Parents

After climbing four years in a row, the U.S. child-poverty rate essentially held firm in 2011, the U.S. Census Bureau announced on Wednesday. In 2...

The Poor

Richard Abrons | Posted 07.22.2012 | Politics
Richard Abrons

We hear constantly... Oh, it is dinned into our ears... what our two major political parties are going to do for the middle class. The middle class, t...

8 Facts About Poverty That Will Blow Your Mind -- And What You Can Do

Sid Mohn | Posted 05.13.2012 | Chicago
Sid Mohn

We can't allow politicians to chip away at the services that keep people fed, housed, and on the road to becoming self-sufficient. And we can't continue to see the problem of poverty as someone else's problem.

Poverty Rates Swelled In Almost All U.S. States, Cities In 2010

Posted 12.20.2011 | Business

The ranks of the poor rose in almost all U.S. states and cities in 2010, despite the end of the longest and deepest economic downturn since the Great ...

National and State Safety Nets Fail to Catch Millions of Children

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 11.30.2011 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

Our child poverty statistics are morally and economically indefensible. Is this the best America can do? Is this the reflection of our values as a nation?

Study: Recession Pushed 25 Percent Of Young U.S. Children Into Poverty

The Huffington Post | Jillian Berman | Posted 11.22.2011 | Business

Twenty-five percent of very young children in America are living in poverty, according to an analysis of Census data released Thursday. The number...

New Poverty Rate Only Tells Half the Story: Twice the Number of Americans Struggling to Get By

Brandon Roberts | Posted 11.16.2011 | Politics
Brandon Roberts

At this critical juncture, policymakers must avoid reducing the national debt on the backs of working families.

Southerners Less Likely To Visit The Dentist, Gallup Finds

The Huffington Post | Jillian Berman | Posted 11.16.2011 | Business

Residents of Southern states are less likely to visit the dentist, indicating that their household income may be lower, according to a Gallup poll rel...

America's Poorest States

24/7 Wall St. | Posted 09.25.2012 | Business

From 24/7 Wall St.: The U.S. Census Bureau released two pieces of widely followed data Tuesday — one on poverty and the other on median income for 2...

Arthur Delaney

Total Number Of Americans In Poverty Swells To All-Time Record | Arthur Delaney | Posted 11.13.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON -- Even though the Great Recession technically ended in 2009, incomes fell, poverty rose and the number of Americans without health insuran...

Working-Age Adults Now Constitute Record Share Of U.S. Poor

Posted 11.06.2011 | Business

By HOPE YEN, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Working-age America is the new face of poverty. Counting adults 18-64 who were laid off in the...

Children Of Divorce More Likely To Live In Poverty: Census Report

Posted 10.25.2011 | Business

By Conor Dougherty of the Wall Street Journal Children of divorce are more likely to be in poverty and to live with their mothers, according to a n...