Covering Hardship in the American South

Lyndsey Gilpin discusses her digital magazine which tracks environmental issues impacting low-income communities across the South.

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Shanty on One Side, Suburbia on the Other: A Book Talk with Jason DeParle

Join Spotlight on October 8 for a conversation with New York Times journalist Jason DeParle about his new book A Good Provider Is One Who Leaves: One Family and Migration in the 21st Century.

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Advancing Racial Equity Through the Tax Code

Chye-Ching Huang and Roderick Taylor argue that the federal tax code can – and should – be a powerful tool to advance racial equity.

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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.

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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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