Stories by Greg Kaufmann

Greg Kaufmann is a Nation contributor covering poverty in America, primarily through his blog, This Week in Poverty. Through his writing he seeks to increase media coverage of poverty, share new research, elevate the voices of people living in poverty and offer readers opportunities to get involved with organizations working to eradicate poverty.  subscribe to Greg Kaufmann's feed

Posted on: Jul 30, 2013, Source: The Nation

Here is Greg Kauffman's overview of efforts across the states to thwart poverty this week.

Posted on: Jul 17, 2013, Source: The Nation

We shouldn’t permit our legislators to continue making decisions that strip food stamp provisions, especially when legislators are isolated from the very people whose lives they are toying with.

Posted on: Jul 1, 2013, Source: The Nation

A new report offers a compelling look at the economic vision that was laid out during the 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom and how it has since been forgotten.

Posted on: Jun 28, 2013, Source:

Many low-income Americans work extremely hard but need food stamps and other support to make up for low wages.

Posted on: Jun 24, 2013, Source: The Nation

Honoring our grandparents, our elders—in these divisive times, at least we hold this value in common, right?

Posted on: Jun 18, 2013, Source: The Nation

The only thing missing from the conversation about food stamp funding is the state of hunger in America today and how we should respond to it.

Posted on: Jun 17, 2013, Source: The Nation

Kansas, and other rural states and communities, are experiencing a harsh blow to early childhood education due to recent sequester cuts.

Posted on: Jun 11, 2013, Source: The Nation

To get a sense of just how foolish and shortsighted the $85 billion across-the-board sequester cuts are, you don’t have to look any further than Washington's Head Start program.

Posted on: Jun 3, 2013, Source: The Nation

Yesterday nearly 200 people rallied in Newark, Delaware, in an effort to confront Sallie Mae executives and board members about their role in America’s student debt crisis.

Posted on: May 28, 2013, Source: The Nation

Last week at Freedom Plaza in Washington, DC, 500 activists marched to the Department of Justice to “Bring Justice to Justice” - a three day protest to stand up for people facing home foreclosure.

Posted on: Jun 16, 2010, Source: The Nation

The United States is a source, transit, and destination country for men, women, and children subjected to trafficking in persons.

Posted on: Mar 12, 2010, Source: The Nation

The verdict is still out on whether the USDA has the will to make the changes necessary for a safe and humane food system.