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Economic Security

7 Paths that Seed the Change: This Week In Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 05.25.2016 | Impact
Ari Nessel

This week at The Pollination Project, we recognize seven individuals from South America to East Africa that have projects that are literally seeding c...

The Asset Class: Let's Rebuild the Lost Wealth of Working Class Americans

Scott Johnson | Posted 04.14.2016 | Technology
Scott Johnson

Today, the country has largely come back from the financial crisis and unemployment is at a multi-year low, but millions of Americans continue to struggle with depressed or negative net wealth, casting a worrying pale over their financial future.

Will The Domino Effect Close the Wage Gap?

Noreen Farrell | Posted 01.27.2016 | Women
Noreen Farrell

Fair pay advocates in states across the country are carefully contemplating this effect as a strategy to close the wage gap. On January 29, we will mark the seventh anniversary of the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act.

Wanted: A New 'New Deal' for the American Working Class

Henry A. J. Ramos | Posted 01.26.2016 | Politics
Henry A. J. Ramos

Fewer and fewer working Americans it seems, including many homeowners, are facing the future feeling confident and ready for retirement. There is good reason for such anxiety owing to multiple factors.

Will the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative Remember All Our Daughters?

Surina Khan | Posted 12.15.2015 | Impact
Surina Khan

The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative ignited a firestorm of response earlier this month. Many praised the couple for their commitment to philanthropy at suc...

Innovative Community Organizations Lead New Efforts to Build Family Economic Security

Carla Thompson | Posted 11.23.2015 | Education
Carla Thompson

Ensuring parents are financially stable sets children on a better path to success. And we know that focusing on two generations simultaneously enables children and families to succeed together.

Revising The Undemocratic 'Map Of Shame'

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 11.13.2015 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

Our nation has a vital stake in the well-being of its children. But all these efforts to subvert the democratic process continue and we must fight to stop them in every form.

Thinking Beyond the California Comeback: A Roadmap for Broadening Economic Opportunity and Security

Henry A. J. Ramos | Posted 10.22.2015 | Politics
Henry A. J. Ramos

Achieving economic security -- affording the basics, withstanding a job loss or weathering other life uncertainties and planning for the future with college or retirement savings -- relies on access to thriving communities.

The Amazon Economy

Jedediah Purdy | Posted 08.17.2015 | Business
Jedediah Purdy

What makes the Amazon hamster-cage halfway plausible as a model of the future? What allows its architects and the successful employees to believe in it?

A Small Request for Mother's Day

Carol Joyner | Posted 05.08.2016 | Politics
Carol Joyner

The U.S. stands alone with Papua New Guinea in having no paid leave program for new mothers. By comparison, all of the countries we trade with and a total of 178 nations across the globe have a form of paid family leave, usually for women after childbirth but in many countries, for men as well.

When Lying Can Be Good for Your Heart

Bobbie Brinegar | Posted 05.01.2016 | Women
Bobbie Brinegar

As we prepare to celebrate "Mothering Sunday," remembering those women who have nurtured us along our path, one way to honor them is to make sure they avoid -- or survive -- heart disease.

A Look Back at Where Pay Equity Has Been and Where It's Going

Catherine Hill | Posted 03.24.2015 | Women
Catherine Hill

When it comes to reaching pay equity, the pace of change is glacial. Just how long will it take until we see equal pay? At this rate, it could be more than 100 years.

Election 2014: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

Lisa Maatz | Posted 01.07.2015 | Politics
Lisa Maatz

The midterm election results produced some good, bad and truly ugly news for women and families. For better or for worse, women voters (and the women who stayed home) were instrumental in all three outcomes.

10 Things That Will Make You Really Want to Go to College

Alexandra Rice | Posted 12.10.2014 | College
Alexandra Rice

Americans collectively have more than $1.2 trillion in student loan debt, an amount that may cause prospective students to wonder whether college is worth the cost.

The CrossFit Case for Equal Pay

Nikole Collins-Puri | Posted 10.01.2014 | Women
Nikole Collins-Puri

If one of the fastest growing sports in America can apply the concept of equal pay for equal effort, we should be able to do the same in the world of work.

Reinvest in California Seniors to Boost Local Economies

Henry A. J. Ramos | Posted 08.11.2014 | Los Angeles
Henry A. J. Ramos

More than 68 percent of Californians say that poverty is a critical issue for the state to address, and majority support restoring the social safety net.

Civil Rights Leaders, Past and Present, Agree: Americans Deserve Better Wages

Wade Henderson, Esq. | Posted 06.28.2014 | Black Voices
Wade Henderson, Esq.

The facts are clear. Raising the wage is a popular idea with bipartisan support that would help to lift working families out of poverty and expand the economy for everyone.

7 Things to Know This Equal Pay Day

Linda Hallman | Posted 06.07.2014 | Women
Linda Hallman

At the state and local levels, mayors and governors across the nation are issuing Equal Pay Day proclamations. It's encouraging to see that more people are paying attention to this issue. After all, we do want a world in which our daughters and sons are paid fairly. Agreed?

How Does Race Affect the Gender Wage Ga

Catherine Hill | Posted 06.04.2014 | Women
Catherine Hill

Race and ethnicity have always created a dividing line in the United States, and it's no different with the gender pay gap.

Medical Research: Don't Let This Pillar of National Pride Crumble

Claire Pomeroy | Posted 10.14.2013 | Impact
Claire Pomeroy

Americans believe medical research is important for reducing healthcare costs and feel the current spending on biomedical research is insufficient. The message is clear, yet America's voices are not being heard in the budget deficit reduction debate.

Jillian Berman

Report: Americans Are Struggling Due To Ineffective State Governments

HuffingtonPost.com | Jillian Berman | Posted 05.21.2013 | Business

In every U.S. state, Americans are struggling to get by in large part because their state governments aren’t doing enough to ensure they have a liva...

African Americans Chained by President Obama's CPI Proposal

Dr. Maya Rockeymoore | Posted 06.11.2013 | Black Voices
Dr. Maya Rockeymoore

During the last election cycle Al Sharpton said, "It's not about Obama, it's about your momma." Now that the administration has released its 2014 budget, which includes cuts to both Social Security and Medicare, African Americans must now face the bitter reality that it's literally about Obama and our mommas.

The Romney-Ryan Budget: A Sketchy Plan that Makes Social Security Less Secure

Terry O'Neill | Posted 12.22.2012 | Politics
Terry O'Neill

Most of us women may not have access to their billions of dollars, but we can and must use our votes to let them know: Social Security is ours, and we will continue to protect it for generations to come.

Economic Security Can Combat Domestic Violence

K. Sujata | Posted 12.18.2012 | Chicago
K. Sujata

We have the power to create systemic change in domestic violence if we empower women with the opportunities to have viable and long-lasting economic security.

What About Women?

Anika Rahman | Posted 12.11.2012 | Politics
Anika Rahman

It seemed women were finally taking a stand and declaring their indignation. How ironic, then, that both President Obama and Gov. Romney ignored such a key constituency in the first presidential debate.