February 2010 Conference Call: Health Reform and Low-Income Tax Credits are Key to Economic Recovery

By Meredith Dodson, Director of U.S. Poverty Campaigns
February 17, 2010

Every second Saturday of the month, RESULTS groups across the country gather for a national conference call (a U.S. poverty call at 12:30 pm ET and a global poverty call at 2 pm ET). On our February U.S. poverty conference call, Monica Mills of Bread for the World clearly and effectively laid out the case for protecting and strengthening tax credits for the poor in 2010. You can listen to the February 2010 Domestic Conference Call: Health Reform and Low-Income Tax Credits are Key to Economic Recovery on our website using this link. Read More.

Congress Calls for Haiti Debt Cancellation (Updated)

By John Fawcett, Legislative Director
February 04, 2010

Responding to the urgent humanitarian crisis in Haiti, Representatives Maxine Waters (D-CA), Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL) and 92 other members of the House are sending a message that Haiti’s debt must be canceled. Update: Treasury responds. Read More.

Making the Case: Low-Income Tax Credits (and Health Reform) Are Key to Economic Recovery

By Meredith Dodson, Director of U.S. Poverty Campaigns
February 03, 2010

The Washington switch to the topic of jobs presents us with a great opportunity. RESULTS supports efforts at creating jobs, especially for low-income people in the U.S., and one effective way to create jobs is by investing in anti-poverty programs. Investing in programs that help people meet basic needs, including food, shelter and health care, causes positive changes in the local and national economy. Beginning this month, RESULTS U.S. poverty groups are pushing for expansion of the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC), which incentivizes work by providing substantial tax refunds for workers in low-income jobs, while continuing to push for meaningful health reform. Join us and take action today! Read More.

Obama’s FY 2011 Budget Disappoints in Global Health, TB Programs

By Rachel E. Leonard, 2010 Spring Intern
February 03, 2010

President Obama’s proposed FY 2011 budget involves a $50 million cut to the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria. When it comes to saving lives of people affected by these three diseases and preventing future spread, the Global Fund is one of the most successful funding mechanisms currently available. Read More.

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