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Chief among the challenges loom identity politics — the success of the right’s identity politics, and the tendency of Democrats to engage in identity wars with each other.

Widespread exposure to hardship during the COVID-19 crisis also has made a dent in the negative judgments between who is “deserving” and “undeserving” of government aid.

We know this because our CDI’s research identified three barriers to diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) success, all of which can be attributed to leaders.

The Child Tax Credit has made an enormous positive impact on their children and they want to know if they can continue to count on it. Leticia Burgest is one such parent.

The racist and classist way poor people are talked about in the U.S. is part of the reason why failed policies stay in place. The narrative around poverty needs a radical shift. The findings of our pilot were significant: Compared to the control group, the people receiving the benefit experienced significantly less income volatility, so they were able to plan, pay for unexpected expenses and pay down debt.

In the U.S., how long you live is greatly affected by where you live.

States that invested in public health policies decades ago have better mortality rates at midlife for ages 25 to 64 than those that didn’t make such investments, according to a recent study published in the Journal of Economic Perspectives.

While researchers gather data to analyze how families spent their COVID aid, a newly published study by Washington State University sociologist Mariana Amorim finds that in Alaska, lower-income parents are more likely to spend money they receive through the Alaska Permanent Fund on their children. 

In 2022, Gov. Wolf will continue to fight to invest in education, prevent gun violence, raise the minimum wage, improve health care quality while reducing costs and more, to improve the lives of all Pennsylvanians.

Earlier this year, Philadelphia’s partnership with the student-led group Philly Fighting Covid Inc. abandoned testing sites in Black neighborhoods. It seemed like the latest affront in a long legacy of racism that has fueled distrust in the medical system, dating back to the infamous Tuskegee experiments in the 1930s. But Philadelphia, after a slow start, is closing out the year with one of the highest Black vaccination rates in a major U.S. city.

The U.S Postal Service has begun a postal banking pilot program that allows customers to cash payroll and business checks up to $500 in four locations: Washington, D.C., Baltimore, the Bronx borough of New York City, and Falls Church, VA.  Read the Spotlight Exclusive article.

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