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Recent Statements & Press Releases
The tax code in America was largely written by and for a small number of powerful and wealthy white men. These laws comprise a set of hidden rules that help shape our economy in ways that exacerbate or mitigate gender and racial equality. Three new reports by the National Women’s Law Center—in partnership with the Groundwork Collaborative, the Roosevelt Institute, and the Georgetown Center on Poverty and Inequality—investigate the many ways that our outmoded tax laws reflect the elite’s worldview, experiences, and biases at the expense of women, people of color, and low-income families and offer solutions to harness the tax code as a tool for equity.
The Trump Administration’s vicious anti-immigrant actions warrant condemnation from decent people everywhere. Policies that separate families, deny basic provisions in border facilities, and take away access to food and shelter are having a deeply destructive, long-term impact on immigrant families and communities.
The report introduces a whole-family, whole-community behavioral health approach: a vision of a society that adequately supports mental health, physical health, and social and financial well-being. The report offers leaders in the health care, criminal justice, child welfare, workforce, and other systems a united policy agenda to ultimately improve health and economic opportunity.
Georgetown Center on Poverty Calls For Youth Opportunity Guarantee To Help Young People Find Employment and Achieve Success
The Youth Opportunity Guarantee: A Framework for Success, highlights the urgent need to establish a Youth Opportunity Guarantee for education, training, and employment. GCPI’s proposal is the first of its kind in the United States, developed after years of extensive research and consultation with well over 100 experts and stakeholders.