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Jul 11, 2013

Millions to the Middle: 14 Big ideas to Build a Strong & Diverse Middle Class

Policy solutions based on the three broad pillars of middle-class opportunity and security: investments in human capital and education; support for growth, job creation, and career development; and helping Americans build assets.

Jul 11, 2013

What Families Need to Get By: The 2013 Update of EPI's Family Budget Calculator

The real costs for families to live modest, economically secure lives are much higher than conventional estimates show across the country

Oct 17, 2012 | The Hill

FCC Commissioner Mignon Clyburn Calls for Action on the High Cost of Phone Calls from Prison

Current prison phone systems charge incarcerated persons and their innocent families predatory rates which can weaken family ties that are critical to a successful transition from prison. FCC Commissioner Mignon Clyburn released a statement calling on Chairman Julius Genachowski to take immediate action on the prison phone issue.

May 29, 2012 | The New York Times

U.S. Winds Down Longer Benefits for the Unemployed

Jan 23, 2012 | The Washington Post

The Americans no one wants to talk about

Nov 17, 2011 | Time Magazine

Below The Line: Portraits of American Poverty

Nov 9, 2011 | Oakland Tribue

We must come together to fight poverty