Strong fiscal policies ensure investments in programs that help low-income people. Learn more→
Sound environmental policies help protect low-income communities and communities of color from disproportionate exposure to environmental risks. Learn more→
Strong education policy creates opportunities for upward mobility for low-income children. Learn more→
Fair employment policies can help build a path out of poverty for many families. Learn more→
Securing access to affordable housing cements a cornerstone of economic security for low-income people. Learn more→
Policies that expand access to health care help ensure that all have the opportunity to lead a happy and productive life. Learn more→
Policies that strengthen access to higher education ensure individuals’ success and stability in the modern workplace. Learn more→
Low-income children who have access to early learning opportunities are better prepared to succeed in school. Learn more→
Sound immigration policies help provide economic security and opportunity for immigrants and their families. Learn more→
Public benefits help provide a basic standard of living for low-income people. Learn more→
Click on your state to learn how your representatives scored on votes to fight poverty this year. Read more about the scorecard below.
The Poverty Scorecard shines a light on important poverty-related legislation considered by Congress in the past year and provides a comprehensive look at how each of your representatives voted on poverty, as well as a benchmark for Congress’ overall efforts. This year’s Poverty Scorecard also features advocacy successes achieved by members of our Legal Impact Network that illuminate the growing potential for state-level efforts to more effectively fight poverty.
Ultimately, the Scorecard arms the public with critical information to hold elected officials accountable in advancing policies that promote equity and opportunity for all.
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