As EVA Closes, Equal Voice Allies Lead the Way Forward

By Equal Voice Action | April 9, 2020 As Equal Voice Action prepares to close permanently, we gratefully recognize the many allied organizations in the Equal Voice Network and beyond that we have had the honor to collaborate with – and that serve as continuing leaders and movement builders in this work.  People’s Action: A National Multiracial Coalition  At the … Read More

Equal Voice Action to Close Permanently

By David Luna | March 26, 2020 Equal Voice Action was founded to ensure that all families have a say – an equal voice – in the policies that affect them and their communities. To achieve this goal, we believe that the voices of poor and low-income families must be front and center in all policy discussions. Fundamentally, we believe … Read More

Two Thirds of Human Needs Programs Have Lost Ground Since 2010 – CHN

By David Elliot of the Coalition on Human Needs | Originally published on February 19, 2020 In a post from its Voices for Human Needs blog, the Coalition on Human Needs (CHN) shares new analysis showing a troubling decline in public benefit funding over the last decade. The Trump administration’s proposed budget for fiscal year 2021 would further reduce funding for human … Read More

LUPE Reacts to Racist ‘Public Charge’ Rule Taking Effect

By La Unión del Pueblo Entero (LUPE) | Originally published on February 23, 2020 La Unión del Pueblo Entero (LUPE), an organizational member of Equal Voice Action and the Rio Grande Valley Equal Voice Network, speaks out against the implementation of the Trump administration’s “public charge” rule. The rule, which Equal Voice Action strongly opposes, imposes wealth tests on low-income … Read More

Wall Street’s Coronavirus Panic Means Little for Americans Without Wealth to Invest – CHN

By Andrew L. Yarrow for the Coalition on Human Needs | Originally published on February 27, 2020 In an op-ed shared by the Coalition on Human Needs (CHN), Andrew Yarrow highlights the disconnect between stock market values and the day-to-day economic security of most American families. Monday’s 1,031-point stock market plunge certainly brought panic to financiers, traders, policymakers and investors. But did the long … Read More

Finally, a Bipartisan Bill That Would Help All Families – The Nation

EVA Issues in the News In an article originally published on January 24, 2020, Mike Konczal of The Nation outlines how the bipartisan Bennet-Romney proposal could help lift U.S. children out of poverty. The proposal would not only expand the child tax credit but would also include a child allowance. And, depending on the outcomes of the 2020 elections, the … Read More

Black Futures: The Village Project Honors Black Leaders in New Orleans

By Ubuntu Village and Equal Voice Action Ubuntu Village, Equal Voice Action’s partner in The Village Project, honors Black leaders in the New Orleans community who are advancing the values of Ubuntu – “I am because we are.” Read about a new honoree each week of February as we celebrate Black Futures and the work of communities to envision and … Read More

Where Do the Democratic Candidates Stand on Health Reform? – Kaiser Family Foundation

By Equal Voice Action | February 25, 2020 As the Democratic presidential primary heats up, Kaiser Family Foundation has shared a slide show resource that details where Democratic presidential candidates stand on key health care reform issues, including Medicare-for-all and potential changes to Medicaid and the Affordable Care Act. Included in the presentation is information ranging from how candidates plan … Read More

Election 2020: State Health Care Snapshots – Kaiser Family Foundation

By Kaiser Family Foundation | Originally published on February 13, 2020 Ahead of Election 2020, the Kaiser Family Foundation shares health care fact sheets for all 50 states, including data on health care costs, insurance coverage, women’s health issues, and more. Click through below to see the data for your state. Health care is a top issue for voters in … Read More