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Illinois Advocates to Leaders: Stop the Damage, Pass a Budget

Illinois Advocates to Leaders: Stop the Damage, Pass a Budget

Illinois will hit an unwanted milestone on July 1 when it marks one year without a state budget, a standoff that is threatening networks of support for families and already hitting programs for homeless youth, seniors and students. The standoff is sending shockwaves through social service agencies and nonprofits around the state, which is home […]

Un pequeño oasis: Familias inmigrantes comparten en un parque en la frontera entre los Estados Unidos y México

Un pequeño oasis: Familias inmigrantes comparten en un parque en la frontera entre los Estados Unidos y México

Las políticas de inmigración de los Estados Unidos separan a las familias con demasiada frecuencia, sin embargo, en un pequeño lote de tierra que se extiende sobre la frontera entre los Estados Unidos y México, las familias que han sido separadas se pueden reencontrar, aunque sea por unas pocas horas. Durante los fines de semana, […]

Election 2016: Millennial Latino Voters Now Number 12 Million

Election 2016: Millennial Latino Voters Now Number 12 Million

Latino citizens are one of the fastest-growing groups of voters in the country, and millennials, who will represent 44 percent of an estimated 27 million eligible Hispanic voters, are driving much of that growth, a new report from the Pew Research Center found. But, millennial Latino voters are not anywhere near their electoral potential because they […]

SOTU Analysis: Will Criminal Justice Reform Occur in 2016?

SOTU Analysis: Will Criminal Justice Reform Occur in 2016?

President Barack Obama made one of his final rhetorical stands in Congress on Feb. 12 with a State of the Union address full of broad ideas, including a greater voice for working families, but short on specifics. The president’s approach reflected the deep partisan divide that separates Congress and his White House and once again […]

Will Congress Put Head Start at Risk in Coming Budget Battle?

Will Congress Put Head Start at Risk in Coming Budget Battle?

Lawmakers in Washington, D.C. are once again struggling to agree on a new federal budget, raising the specter of a government shutdown in the coming months that could hit working poor families harder and quicker than many other Americans. Over the next two months, Congress will face two critical deadlines. In early November, lawmakers are […]