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Safety Net

Republican leaders in Congress are taking aim at the basic structure of the social safety net in the United States. Programs such as Medicaid, SNAP (food stamps), and the Affordable Care Act are constantly on the legislative chopping block and tens of millions of Americans, namely seniors, people with disabilities, and people, children, and women of color already struggling to make ends meet and get access to quality health care, risk losing their last measure of security.

With the Safety Net campaign, Community Change has launched an extensive effort to organize, mobilize, and amplify the voices of impacted people and drive broad participation by millions of Americans to stand for the most vulnerable.

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Improving Social Security to Enhance Economic Security for Vulnerable Populations

With 82 percent of Americans in agreement that we must increase Social Security benefits even if it means raising taxes,…

Living Hour-to-Hour: The New Reality of Retail Work

Andrew Foles*, a 25-year-old retail associate at Macy’s in San Francisco, says he would prefer to work full-time in order…

The Hidden Costs Colleges Don’t Want You to Know About

Originally published on Quartz.    This fall, thousands of college students from across the country will begin their undergraduate careers…

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Two Sides of Safety Net Exclusion

Sylvia Lundberg, a Social Security recipient, reflects on her experiences with the program. Today is the 76th anniversary of Social Security.

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