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Big Changes Still Possible from Lame Duck Congress

by Laura Welling, Director of Advocacy and Legislative Affairs Goodwill Industries International, Inc. Originally published on the Goodwill Blog   In American politics, the term “lame duck” was first used in 1863 in reference to “broken-down politicians.” However, the phrase originated in 18th century London as a finance phrase, referring to someone who defaulted on…

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Helping More Kids Live in Better Neighborhoods

Honest question: How many of you have fond memories of the neighborhoods you grew up in? Shouldn’t every child have the opportunity to grow up in safe neighborhoods full of tangible opportunities they can see? However, in a piece for the Spotlight on Poverty and Opportunity Blog, Barbara Sard from the Center for Budget and Policy…

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The Nonprofit Vote: Let’s Rock It!

CalNonprofits’ new campaign, Vote with Your Mission, is encouraging the nonprofit sector to exercise their democratic right as citizens. Kudos to CalNonprofits for leading the charge and inspiring the rest of us to get out the vote! It’s time to mobilize the collective staffs of nonprofits and to encourage our extensive networks of board members,…

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10 Effective Policies to Lift Parents and Children Out of Poverty

Today, nearly 45 percent of all children live in low-income families, and almost 3/4ths of them are in single-mother households. Earlier this month, Ascend at the Aspen Institute released their new report, “Top Ten for 2Gen,” as a culmination of a 3 year discussion with professional and families about how two-generation strategies can best support…