Greg Kaufmann

Greg Kaufmann is the poverty correspondent for The Nation and a contributor to BillMoyers.com. He covers poverty in America primarily through his blog, This Week in Poverty. Greg has been a guest on Moyers & Company, MSNBC’s Melissa Harris-Perry, NPR’s Radio Times with Marty Moss-Coane, Here & Now, The Thom Hartmann Program, Stand Up! with Pete Dominick and The Matthew Filipowicz Show, as well as various local radio programs. His work has also been featured on Common Dreams, CBSNews.com, NPR.org, WashingtonPost.com, and BusinessInsider.com. He serves as an advisor for Barbara Ehrenreich’s Economic Hardship Reporting Project.

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Monday, January 27, 2014 - 12:16pm
If Members of Congress Hear From Americans Living in Poverty, Will They Do Something About It?
Recently, at the Social Mobility Summit at the Brookings Institution, Representative Paul Ryan declared the War on Poverty a failure.
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Sunday, January 19, 2014 - 11:19am
How to Build an Anti-Poverty Movement, From the Grassroots Up
With more than 46 million people living below the poverty line, struggling to survive on $19,530 or less for a family of three, and with more than one in three Americans living on less than twice that amount, scrimping to pay for basics, this country will require a broad-based movement to reverse the decades of failed national imagination.
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Friday, December 6, 2013 - 9:14am
While Obama Talks Poverty, Stabenow Agrees to $8 Billion More in SNAP Cuts
On the same day that President Obama eloquently described his vision of an economy defined by economic mobility and opportunity for all, Senate Agriculture Committee Chairwoman Debbie Stabenow was busy cutting a deal with House Agriculture Committee Chairman Frank Lucas to slice another $8 to $9 billion from food stamps (SNAP), according to a source close to the negotiations.
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Tuesday, November 19, 2013 - 11:22am
Witnesses to Hunger (and Poverty) on the Hill
Nia Timmons was stressed.
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Monday, November 11, 2013 - 11:33am
The New Public on Poverty and Education
The negative impact of poverty on a child’s educational achievement is indisputable.
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Tuesday, November 5, 2013 - 6:42am
How to Cut Poverty in Half in Ten Years
The Half in Ten campaign—launched in 2007 by the Center for American Progress, Coalition on Human Needs and Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights—set
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Friday, October 18, 2013 - 12:02pm
The Immokalee Way
I was thrilled to see the Coalition of Immokalee Workers (CIW) honored at the Roosevelt Institute's Four Freedom Awards on Wednesday night.
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Friday, October 11, 2013 - 11:26am
What ‘Defunding Obamacare’ Really Means
When the fate of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) was in question, Independent Senator Bernie Sanders was no easy “yea” vote.
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Monday, October 7, 2013 - 10:41am
Shutdown, Sequestered, and Days of Awe
Last month, during the “Days of Awe” between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur, I was among the millions of Jews engaged in the act of teshuva —looking inward to see where we are missing the mark in order to then turn outward and right our course.
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Saturday, September 28, 2013 - 10:32am
Five Things You Might Have Missed on 'Poverty Day'
The annual release of the US Census poverty data is the one day you can be sure the mainstream media will turn their attention to poverty. This year was no exception when Poverty Day arrived last Tuesday.
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