Trump’s Budget Should Enrage Everyone

Trump’s Budget Should Enrage Everyone

24 May 2017 | PolicyLink


Back in March, when the Trump Administration released its preliminary budget document for FY2018 (the so-called “Skinny Budget”), PolicyLink called it “a NIGHTMARE for the entire nation — poor and low-income people, middle-income people, people of color, children, seniors, people | Read more >

The Time for Action is NOW... #STOPGorsuch

The Time for Action is NOW... #STOPGorsuch

04 Apr 2017 | PolicyLink

Yesterday, the Senate Judiciary Committee voted (11-9) to send the nomination of Judge Neil Gorsuch to the full Senate for a vote. The vote could happen as early as this Thursday.

This nomination is important to the lives of EVERY American as the rulings of the Supreme Court have | Read more >

RESIST Trump’s Disastrous Budget!

RESIST Trump’s Disastrous Budget!

17 Mar 2017 | PolicyLink

The preliminary budget released from the White House yesterday is a NIGHTMARE for the entire nation --- poor and low-income people, middle-income people, people of color, children, seniors, people with disabilities and chronic illnesses, working people, those living in rural areas, | Read more >

Together We Can Build a More Equitable Tax Code

Together We Can Build a More Equitable Tax Code

01 Mar 2017 | PolicyLink

Annually, the federal government returns upwards of $640 billion directly back to households to help increase financial security through the tax code. Of that, nearly 80 percent goes back to households who are already wealthy. Current tax reform proposals aim to increase the amount | Read more >

A Hearing for Chief Judge Merrick B. Garland

A Hearing for Chief Judge Merrick B. Garland

16 Mar 2016 | Lewis Brown

Today, President Barack Obama nominated Merrick B. Garland to be the 113th justice of the United States Supreme Court.  By all accounts, Mr. Garland is an outstanding candidate.  He had a stellar career as a lawyer, both in the public and private sectors, and serves as the Chief | Read more >

Support Healthy Food Financing Initiative

Support Healthy Food Financing Initiative

05 Nov 2015 |

With almost 29 million Americans without access to healthy foods, the Healthy Food Financing Initiative (HFFI) is desperately needed to bring jobs and investment and improve health in low-income urban and rural communities.

Since 2011, over $169 million has been awarded through the | Read more >

Transportation Advocates from Across U.S. Gather for Equity Convening

Transportation Advocates from Across U.S. Gather for Equity Convening

28 Jul 2015 | Julie Faust, The Leadership Conference Education Fund

Early this July, six local transportation organizations from across the country  gathered in D.C. for the Transportation Equity Caucus (TEC) first national equity convening — a two-day event of trainings, story-sharing, strategizing, and Hill visits with key transportation | Read more >

Equity in Policing

Equity in Policing

10 Jun 2015 | PolicyLink

From Los Angeles to Staten Island, a movement led by determined young people of color is reimagining community safety and demanding that the country value Black and Brown lives. As incidents of police violence against people of color continue at an alarming pace, young leaders | Read more >

Statement on the Status of Unaccompanied Minors at the Border

Statement on the Status of Unaccompanied Minors at the Border

19 Aug 2014 | PolicyLink

Since October 2013, over 60,000 unaccompanied children—many not even 12 years old—have crossed the border to reach the United States in a desperate attempt to escape drug-related violence, poverty, and abuse in Central America. These young boys and girls are fleeing their countries | Read more >

Low-Wage Workers Need Predictable Schedules and Minimum Hours

Low-Wage Workers Need Predictable Schedules and Minimum Hours

29 Jul 2014 |

Unpredictable and unstable work schedules are painfully disruptive to many part-time and full-time hourly worker’s lives and budgets. Without knowing when and for how long they will be working, hourly workers struggle to meet family and economic responsibilities. In some cases, | Read more >

Summary and Analysis of the GROW AMERICA Act

Summary and Analysis of the GROW AMERICA Act

12 May 2014 | Anita Cozart

Summary of the legislation
The Generating Renewal, Opportunity, and Work with Accelerated Mobility, Efficiency, and Rebuilding of Infrastructure and Communities throughout America Act (or GROW AMERICA Act) is a $302 billion, four-year surface transportation reauthorization proposal. | Read more >

Year of Action for Building Family Financial Security

Year of Action for Building Family Financial Security

30 Jan 2014 | Solana Rice

The State of the Union address gave a glimpse into how the Obama administration is tackling income inequality in this country. While it’s a strong base to build from, we must acknowledge growing wealth inequalities, and pivot to action. Increasing the minimum wage and expanding the | Read more >

Bill conference report authorizes $125 million for HFFI

Bill conference report authorizes $125 million for HFFI

29 Jan 2014 |

Exciting news for the Healthy Food Financing Initiative (HFFI) – Congress released its joint Senate and House conference report on the Farm Bill late yesterday. It authorizes $125 million for HFFI and would, for the first time, officially establish the initiative at the U.S. | Read more >