Presidential Candidates Discuss Poverty, Systemic Racism

Nine Democratic presidential candidates shared their visions to alleviate poverty and systemic racism at the Poor People’s Campaign presidential forum.

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The Joy of Solving a Complex Problem: Lessons Learned from 27 Years at Prosperity Now

“As I reflect on this experience, three lessons stand out,” writes Prosperity Now’s outgoing president, Andrea Levere.

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Release of 2018 Opportunity Index Highlights Need for Action to Diminish Inequity

Read Spotlight’s recap of the release event at the Forum for Youth Investment.

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Spotlight on the Elections

Spotlight’s election trackers pull together poverty-related information and news on the 2019 gubernatorial and 2020 presidential candidates.

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In the Spotlight

Spotlight Exclusives includes commentaries from policymakers, advocates, academics, and other contributors from all points on the political spectrum, as well as Out of the Spotlight blog posts from our team. New headlines on poverty and economic mobility are posted daily.

Spotlight on the States

State and local governments, community-based organizations and other non-profits play a significant role in implementing policies and programs to reduce poverty and promote opportunity.

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* Hover over a state to get a snapshot of poverty statistics in the state, then click or use the drop-down menu to access information and resources, news articles, and links to learn more about state efforts to reduce poverty.

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