The Racial Gap Widens and Policymakers Turn Their Backs

The racial wealth gap gets wider each year, even after the Great Recession. CAP’s Christian Weller says policymakers need to act now.

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Trump’s First 100 Days: Bipartisan Action in States, Question Marks Elsewhere

While federal measures on the issues facing low-income Americans has stalled, state legislatures and governors are taking bipartisan action.

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Bobby Kennedy’s Illuminating Tour Through the Mississippi Delta

50 years ago this month, Senator Robert F. Kennedy visited the Mississippi Delta as part of a Senate subcommittee review of War on Poverty on programs. He discovered an unspoken epidemic of hunger that was devastating Mississippians.

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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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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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