U.S. Poverty Campaigns

Incorporating grassroots input, RESULTS U.S.-poverty focused groups and activists are focused two campaigns in 2015:

Creating Economic Mobility: Building Ladders out of Poverty

RESULTS voice our support for making sure people earn enough to meet basic needs, including protecting and expanding the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) and Child Tax Credit (CTC) in a broader framework of tax fairness and addressing inequality. These tax credits are our nation's most successful anti-poverty programs for children – they pro-work tax credits helped to lift 9.8 million Americans out of poverty in 2014, including 5.2 million children. Key EITC and CTC provisions are set to expire in 2017. If they do, about 16 million people, including 8 million children, will fall into poverty or deeper into poverty. RESULTS top campaign priority in 2015 is to save these key EITC and CTC provisions, and fix a gap in the EITC for workers without children. 

As Congress considers comprehensive tax reform in the coming years, RESULTS volunteers are urging Congress to prioritize policies that reduce wealth inequality and the racial wealth gap.

Keeping Food on the Table: Protecting Federal Nutrition Programs

Our work on nutrition policies will primarily focus on protecting the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, formerly food stamps). In the spring of 2015, RESULTS volunteers and others mobilized across the country to protect SNAP.


In addition, we will continue our focus on Empowering Grassroots Activists by building the health of our existing grassroots network and starting new RESULTS groups. Through our REAL Change program, we are working to bring new and important voices to this work. New to RESULTS? Participate in an upcoming Introductory Call and see our training materials for new activists, which include our Audio Basics Training.

See the U.S. Poverty Campaigns Summary for details on our work this year and learn more about poverty in the United States.