KALI GRANT

Policy Associate, Economic Security and Opportunity Initiative

Kali Grant is the Senior Policy Associate for the Economic Security & Opportunity Initiative. At GCPI, she helps lead policy development and analysis efforts on topics such as labor standards, job creation, key public benefit programs, and health and human services delivery. Kali has co-authored reports, articles, and blog posts on aspects of poverty and inequality in the U.S., including reports on the importance of paid family and medical leave for people with disabilities and their families, lessons learned from 40 years of subsidized employment, and reforming the unemployment insurance system and establishing a Jobseeker’s Allowance. Other efforts include leading the center’s communications activities, providing technical assistance, and helping facilitate and maintain partnerships. Previously, Kali was an AmeriCorps VISTA at the Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law in Chicago, IL, where she focused on economic justice and asset-building policies that support low-income families and individuals.

Kali is an MPP candidate at the McCourt School of Public Policy at Georgetown, and graduated with Research Distinction from the John Glenn College of Public Affairs at The Ohio State University. At Ohio State, Kali served as a research assistant at the Glenn College and interned for the Institute on Women, where she provided research and analysis on barriers to employment for low- to moderate-income women and girls in Ohio.

America must build a caregiving infrastructure to help our families

America must build a caregiving infrastructure to help our families

To be sure, a well-designed infrastructure plan is long overdue to fix our D+ infrastructure, as graded by the American Society of Civil Engineers, but the new plan does not provide real solutions, nor does it address our nation’s great need for an ambitious jobs strategy. We’ve got an idea that holds far more promise: Build a caregiving infrastructure that will actually meet the current and future needs of our families

Budget Cuts Would Leave Many Americans Hungry

Budget Cuts Would Leave Many Americans Hungry

Their bellies were swollen and their fragile limbs covered with sores that would not heal. Clothed in rags, these children of the Mississippi Delta huddled in crumbling shacks with empty iceboxes, not a morsel of food to be found. It was a level of human suffering and despair that brought a New York Senator to tears. Walking, stunned, from one hovel to the next, Senator Robert F. Kennedy saw conditions that rivaled what he’d seen in third-world countries.

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