While many Americans received federal aid to help them get by during the economic crisis, 12 million people are still waiting for this drastically needed relief. Thankfully, outreach campaigns can provide a solution if we act soon.
When President Trump suggests that I, among 3 million other SNAP recipients, am fraudulently accessing benefits without need, I am compelled to push back. We are the real people who would be harmed by the administration’s “broad-based categorical eligibility” proposal ... I share my story because nobody else can tell it for me.
The Trump Administration recently proposed stripping SNAP benefits from 3.1 million individuals. This would further exacerbate the country’s racial wealth gap and seriously harm people of color—continuing a ruthless tradition of preventing people of color from achieving economic mobility.
As Congress considers reauthorizing the Higher Education Act (HEA), it must incentivize innovative approaches that create seamless, “equity-minded” pathways to success for today’s postsecondary students.
On August 1, 2019, the U.S. Senate passed a two-year budget bill, already approved by the House, for fiscal years 2020 and 2021. While this year’s bill did not include a specific funding commitment for child care, it paves the way to maintain and build on last year’s historic increase.