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At any given moment, RESULTS staff and activists around the world are busy working with their elected officials, local media, or working within their communities to realize a world without poverty. Hear their stories here!

Understanding Rep. Paul Ryan’s Poverty Plan, and How We Can Impact the Debate

By Meredith Dodson, Director of US Poverty Campaigns, and Kayla Kitson, U.S. Poverty Campaigns Intern
July 29, 2014

Last Thursday, July 24, House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan spoke at the American Enterprise Institute to introduce his new proposal, Expanding Opportunity in America. We wanted to offer a summary of the proposal and thoughts about next steps we can take to further the conversation. 

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From Rhetoric to Reality: An Analysis of Efforts to Scale Up The Response to TB-HIV

By Avery Artman
July 29, 2014

A new research report from ACTION global health shows that joint TB-HIV activities are neglected by HIV programs and overwhelmingly carried out by TB programs, and that global guidelines to address TB-HIV have not been prioritized by leading donors and affected countries. 

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Child Tax Credit for Millions of Children in Low-Income Families is At Risk—Call Congress TODAY!

By Meredith Dodson, Director of US Poverty Campaigns
July 22, 2014

UPDATE: On July 25, the House of Representatives passed H.R. 4935 by a vote of 237-173. TAKE ACTION: Be sure to thank your representative if they voted against the bill.  You can also use our Letter to the Editor template to express your disappointment that the House continues to put tax breaks for corporations and higher-income households above assistance for struggling low-income families -- we urge you to call on your representative by name to hold them accountable.

This Friday, the House of Representatives will vote on H.R. 4935, which extends the Child Tax Credit (CTC) for upper-income taxpayers while allowing an important provision lowering the income threshold for the refundable portion of the credit to $3,000, which allows low-income earners to claim the credit, to expire. This bill has skewed priorities, and was made worse when the House Rules Committee added language to the bill that would deny the CTC to millions of poor children by requiring that a parent file taxes with a Social Security number (SSN). Immigrants who file with an IRS-issued Individual Tax Identification Number (ITIN) -- allowed under current law -- would be prevented from claiming the CTC, which could mean up to 5.5 million children, 4.5 million of whom are U.S. citizens, will lose access to the Child Tax Credit. We need to speak out -- call Congress today! 

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The International Conference is Over. Now the REAL Change Work Begins!

By Carly Pildis, Outreach and Advocacy Associate
July 22, 2014

This year 100 REAL Change Fellows joined us at the 2014 RESULTS/REF International Conference. What's next for them?

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