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Balancing Budgets by Emptying Bellies: WIC Cuts Would Harm Our Youngest Children

Originally published on The Brink. As Congress approaches its annual deadline to pass a new federal budget, a slew of spending bills from House Republicans threaten to gut evidence-based safety […]

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Trump’s Anti-immigrant Rhetoric, Policies, Contributed to Decline in Preventive Healthcare Visits among Children of Immigrants

Originally published on BU School of Public Health. Immigration was a defining issue of Donald Trump’s campaign and presidency, and his well-documented embrace of xenophobic and racist rhetoric and policies during […]

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Without Expanded Child Tax Credit, Families Are Sliding Back Into Poverty

Originally published on NPR. It can be hard to see how big government policies have a direct effect on an individual’s experience. But it was easy to measure the difference made […]

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‘Policymakers need to do their job too’: Pediatrician’s view on child poverty rate

Originally published on NPR. ARI SHAPIRO, HOST: It’s unusual for child poverty to double in a year, and equally unusual, we can pretty clearly say why it happened. The expanded child […]

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Expanding tax credit will make Massachusetts a leader in family policy again

Originally posted on Commonwealth Magazine.  MASSACHUSETTS CONSISTENTLY ranks as the top state to raise a family. The reason is simple: our family policies – from paid leave and childcare to […]

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As need grows, it is crucial to address underlying causes of hunger

Originally posted on Crain’s Cleveland Business. Food insecurity is prevalent not only throughout the United States, but right here in our community. Far too many people don’t know where their […]

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Do Housing Affordability and Supply Challenges Need a Justice Lens?

Originally posted on Boston Univeresity School of Public Health Research News.  It is not news to anyone that rents are escalating again in many cities, including Boston, and these high costs […]

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New Poll Shows 77% of Massachusetts Residents Support $600 Child & Family Tax Credit

Originally posted on Boston Medical Center. New polling data released late last week shows 77% of surveyed Massachusetts residents support a $600 state Child and Family Tax Credit. This polling […]

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Letter: Massachusetts lawmakers must look beyond interests of wealthy by including $600 Child and Family Tax Credit

Originally posted on Fall River Reporter. “As Massachusetts lawmakers strive to make the state more affordable and competitive through their long-awaited tax relief package, they must look beyond interests of […]

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MA Lawmakers Work to Enhance Tax Credits for Working Families

Originally posted on Public News Service. Children’s HealthWatch Senior Research and Policy Analyst Charlotte Bruce said that benefits everyone. “When you look at the data of how families spend tax […]