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Making It in Trump’s America: Latest on Policy, Poverty & Families – Fifth Edition

Making It in Trump’s America: Latest on Policy, Poverty & Families – Fifth Edition

Every other Thursday, Equal Voice News will track the latest from the Trump administration and whether its policies are creating poverty or prosperity, with reports from families and grassroots organizations working on those issues around the country.   Will the GOP Health Care Bill Fail Its First Test? It was supposed to be a big […]

News Analysis: After 60 Days, Trump Breaks Promises to Families

News Analysis: After 60 Days, Trump Breaks Promises to Families

Monday, March 20 marked the first 60 days of President Donald Trump’s administration. For numerous families across the country, those 60 days have brought harrowing times, as they seek stability and safety. At the end of January, Trump’s Muslim travel ban engendered mass confusion among families at airports trying to reconnect with detained relatives. Critics […]

Want Clean Air for the Kids? Pay Attention to Trump’s Budget

Want Clean Air for the Kids? Pay Attention to Trump’s Budget

If you care about the water your kids drink at breakfast and the air they breathe as they walk to school, you should care about the Trump administration’s proposal to cut nearly a third of the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) budget, advocates say. In his inaugural budget proposal, President Donald Trump took an axe to […]

Repeal and Replace: The True Cost of Repealing Obamacare

Repeal and Replace: The True Cost of Repealing Obamacare

NECTAR, Ala. — Hank Adcock’s family has farmed the rolling hills of this small town in Northern Alabama for more than a century. Adcock took over the farm from his father, who inherited it from his father. At 62, Adcock was planning to pass the 300 acres – where his family raises everything from peaches and […]

Making It in Trump’s America: Latest on Policy, Poverty & Families – Fourth Edition

Making It in Trump’s America: Latest on Policy, Poverty & Families – Fourth Edition

Every other Thursday, Equal Voice News will track the latest from the Trump administration and whether its policies are creating poverty or prosperity, with reports from families and grassroots organizations working on those issues around the country. March isn’t even half over, and the Trump administration has already flooded the nation’s capital with news on […]

Making It in Trump’s America: What the President Left Out in His Speech

Making It in Trump’s America: What the President Left Out in His Speech

When President Donald Trump delivered his first address to Congress on Feb. 28, he laid out a positive vision of the country’s future. But, what was notable was what and who were largely left out of that vision. In his hour-long speech, the president made little to no mention of the many challenges poor families […]

In N.C., Communities Find Poverty Affects All and Focus on Potential

In N.C., Communities Find Poverty Affects All and Focus on Potential

ASHEVILLE, N.C. – Eric Howell holds painful memories of his futile treks up and down Asheville’s thoroughfares looking for work. He pleaded with hiring managers at fast-food restaurants, grocery chains and retail stores. He said he was a hard worker, that he had children to feed and that he just wanted a paycheck in exchange for […]

Making It in Trump’s America: Latest on Policy, Poverty & Families – Third Edition

Making It in Trump’s America: Latest on Policy, Poverty & Families – Third Edition

Every other Thursday, Equal Voice News will track the latest from the Trump administration and whether its policies are creating poverty or wealth, with reports from families and grassroots organizations working on those issues around the country. The other shoe drops. It’s hard to keep track of all the immigration news coming from the Trump […]

One Way to Cut Child Poverty? Community Support, N.C. Families Say

One Way to Cut Child Poverty? Community Support, N.C. Families Say

ASHEVILLE, N.C. – When a tree fell in July 2016 and destroyed her family’s mobile home in Leicester, Kwana Bailey considered giving up. Perhaps it was time to throw in the towel, the mother of six wondered. Maybe she should take her kids and camp out in front of social services until someone came to […]

America’s Next Leaders: A Chicago Teen Stands Up for the Homeless

Each year, Equal Voice News features “America’s Next Leaders”, a series that profiles the recipients of the Marguerite Casey Foundation’s Sargent Shriver Youth Warriors Against Poverty Leadership Award. The award honors young people who, in the spirit of Sargent Shriver, have demonstrated a deep commitment to social justice and have transformed that commitment into effective […]

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