Spotlight Exclusive Interviews with Ellen Bravo, Anna Wadia on Paid Family Leave

Spotlight interviewed two people close to the production of the new documentary “Zero Weeks” about the issue of paid leave and the power of the documentary as a tool for change.

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Punishing Poverty: A Conversation with Peter Edelman

In his most recent book, Not a Crime to Be Poor, Edelman examines how our current system has been structured to criminalize the lives of many low-income individuals.

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Rising Racial and Economic Inequality Threatens Opportunities for Workers of Color

At a recent event at the Aspen Institute, business owners, nonprofit leaders, and researchers agreed that the United States has a lot of work to do to ensure that all workers have a fair shot at economic

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Spotlight on Poverty & Opportunity

Spotlight on Poverty and Opportunity is a non-partisan initiative that brings together diverse perspectives from the political, policy, advocacy and foundation communities to find genuine solutions to the economic hardship confronting millions of Americans.

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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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