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U.S. Poverty Campaigns

Incorporating grassroots input, RESULTS U.S.-poverty focused groups and activists are focused on one overarching campaign:

Creating Economic Mobility: Building Ladders out of Poverty

RESULTS volunteers advocate for specific policies that support low-income families to build for the future through innovative Asset Building strategies including the Financial Security Credit. In addition, we 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). This year we’ll also focus on the importance of supporting families as they get on their feet by investing additional resources to address the “cliff effect” rather than allowing key supports such as child care, SNAP, EITC, and housing assistance to drop off precipitously with modest increases in income. 

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 and Faith in Action project, 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.

Other Campaign Priorities

RESULTS has a long history of advocating for key investments in nutrition programs, health reform, and early childhood programs. We will not focus our energies on these programs as a major campaign effort in 2014 but we will continue to monitor threats to key anti-poverty programs. Below you will find background on some of these key programs. 

Protect Key Nutrition and Health Programs in Deficit Reduction

As serious threats to core safety net programs emerge in Congress, RESULTS has worked hard to engage our network to protect the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, formerly food stamps) and Medicaid for millions of Americans living in poverty. 

Early Childhood Development: Smart Investments in the Early Years

For many years, RESULTS volunteers focused on securing additional investments in Head Start, Early Head Start, and Child Care and we continue to support protecting important investments in early childhood programs. 

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