While many families are buying all the extra fixings to make Thanksgiving dinner special, 79 percent of low-income households in Feeding America’s client base report “purchasing the cheapest food available, even if they knew it wasn’t the healthiest option, in an effort to provide enough food for their household.” We also know from Feeding America’s report, Hunger in America 2014, that food insecurity has been on the rise since the Great Recession: one in seven Americans rely on food banks to see them through. 169 more words
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Criminal justice reform is one area of philanthropy that’s been rapidly gaining steam. A number of top foundations want to see what can be done to bring down incarceration rates, and are putting up capital in a variety of ways to work on the problem.The Fall issue of Responsive Philanthropy, recently published by NCRP, takes a deep dive into the new funding for criminal justice reform, which—as Aaron Dorfman writes—cuts across a breadth of work now under way to change “policing, prosecution policies, reentry opportunities and more.” 18 more words
Senator Whitehouse helps to focus the discussion on juvenile justice and what we can do to give all young people a chance.
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From the Whitehouse Press Office:
Senators Offering Amendment to Protect Social Security in Budget
Washington, DC – As the Senate continues debating the Republican budget proposal this week, U.S.
Billionaire Currency Trader George Soros Warns Against Investing Public Pension Money In Hedge Funds
Here in Rhode Island, the issue of hedge fund investing of pension dollars has been a source of much conflict and concern. Hopefully with so many financial experts now leading our state government (Tom Sgouros, Seth Magaziner, Gina Raimondo, I’m talking to you!) we can make sure that public pension dollars in Rhode Island are invested wisely. 14 more words
Good news and more good news: Senator Whitehouse is looking for ways to put the middle class first, get billionaires to pay their fair share, and generate new revenues. 572 more words