Health Coverage of Immigrants – Kaiser Family Foundation

By the Kaiser Family Foundation | Originally published on February 15, 2019 This brief released from the Kaiser Family Foundation provides an overview of current health coverage for noncitizens in the United States and discusses major issues that arise from being uninsured, including increased barriers to care and financial stability. This brief provides an overview of health coverage for noncitizens … Read More

Closing the Racial Wealth Gap – The New York Times

EVA Issues in the News Courtney E. Martin of The New York Times discusses the racial wealth gap in the United States in this New York Times post originally published on April 23, 2019. Martin details our country’s growing economic divide, discussing how the burden of poverty falls heaviest on people of color, and points to systemic factors that continue … Read More

Mi Familia Vota and Allies Welcome First-Ever House Hearing on Paid Leave, Call on Congress to Pass FAMILY Act This Session

By Mi Familia Vota | Originally published on May 8, 2019 Mi Familia Vota shared a press release announcing that the U.S. House of Representatives will hold the first-ever hearing focused exclusively on paid leave and highlighting the Family And Medical Insurance Leave (FAMILY) Act as a family friendly policy that would expand employment benefits for working families. Tomorrow the … Read More

A “Public Option” for Banking – Take on Wall Street

By Take on Wall Street | Originally published in February 2019 Take on Wall Street discusses how options for public banking could benefit low-income families by providing access to high-quality, low-cost financial services they could not otherwise afford. Regulating abusive and aggressively marketed products is important, but more can be done to broaden access to high-quality, low-cost financial services. As … Read More

Trump Administration Floating Changes to Poverty Measure That Would Reduce or Eliminate Assistance to Millions of Lower-Income Americans – CBPP

By Sharon Parrot of the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities | Originally Published on May 7, 2019 This statement from the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities discusses a proposal from the Trump Administration that would alter the method used to annually adjust the poverty line, effectively weakening basic assistance programs and increasing hardship for low-income families. The Trump … Read More

Ending Child Poverty Now – Children’s Defense Fund

By the Children’s Defense Fund | Originally published in April 2019 A new edition of the Children’s Defense Fund’s report Ending Child Poverty Now proposes solutions for lifting millions of children out of poverty. Read the overview below from CDF and click through to view the full report and other resources for fighting child poverty. In this, the wealthiest nation … Read More

Trump Administration Proposes Rule to Evict Undocumented Immigrants from Subsidized Housing – NLIHC

By the National Low Income Housing Coalition | Originally published on April 22, 2019 The National Low Income Housing Coalition discusses a new rule proposed by the Trump administration that seeks to prohibit undocumented immigrants from living in subsidized housing. The Trump administration proposed a rule on April 17 that would prohibit undocumented immigrants from living in subsidized housing. Under the … Read More

Payday Lending Is Crushing Alabama Communities: New Report Offers Solutions

By Dev Wakeley of Alabama Arise | Originally published on April 11, 2019 by Alabama Arise As Equal Voice Action and allies fight back against predatory lenders, read and share a new report on payday lending co-released by Alabama Arise and the Alabama Appleseed Center for Law and Justice. This new report details the harmful impact of payday lending in … Read More

Rose Berry | Community Organizing Manager

Atlanta, GA Rose Berry is a Black, Afro-Latinx, femme organizer who committed her life to the fight for liberation at the age of 16. She was born in Panama and grew up in Boston, where she organized for 11 years around migrant and women’s rights, and racial and socio-economic equity. As one of the founding members of a grassroots organization … Read More