Monthly Archives: September 2012

New Poverty Data Sobering, Reveals Need for Government Programs

This month, the Census Bureau released data on poverty in 2011.  If you turned on the news, you might have missed the stories on this.  That’s because they weren’t there.  There was important and somber news from the Middle East, … Continue reading

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Youth and Children the Focus of Federal Plan to End Homelessness Amendment

An update to the U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness’ Federal Strategic Plan to Prevent and End Homelessness, released on September 12, provides more detail on what must be done for young people experiencing homelessness, including unaccompanied youth. The amendment to … Continue reading

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Voter ID Laws Seek to Prevent Fraud That Doesn’t Exist, Could Disenfranchise Millions

As election season heats up, voter ID laws are in the news. This month’s issue of In Just Times raises important concerns about their impact on marginalized groups, and shows how this is part of a broader trend towards increasing … Continue reading

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New Report: 1.6 Million Homeless Youth Alone and At Risk on the Streets

A new report released today by the Law Center and the National Network for Youth reveals a disturbing truth: 1.6 million youth experience homelessness without a parent or guardian each year, facing numerous barriers to meeting basic needs. I’ve gotten … Continue reading

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