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 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.
The report outlines how the block grant funding structure is fundamentally ill-equipped to support basic living standards compared to other structures (especially those with meaningful benefits guarantees) and is the wrong way to fund economic security programs.
The report outlines the ramifications of taking away Medicaid, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), and housing assistance from those who don’t document meeting new work and community engagement requirements.