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A national conversation to reduce domestic violence homicides

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By Kelsey Cohen, Spring 2019 Intern for Violence Against Women Experts gather at the Biden Foundation headquarters on February 27, 2019, to discuss ideas and share information about reducing domestic violence homicides in the U.S. Earlier this month, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2019 (VAWA 2019). Since […]

Passing the mic to young leaders

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By Kendall LaVine, Policy Fellow for Violence Against Women Initiatives Biden Fellow Kendall LaVine poses with a group of Youth LEADS participants after a listening session with YWCA San Antonio. The Biden Foundation is proud to present the Youth LEADS Report, which shares the findings and recommendations from an initiative to engage young people in […]

Notes from the field: CASA Ruby recap

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By Thomas Hudson, Policy Associate for LGBTQ Equality Credit: Daniel Quasar Recently, the Biden Foundation partnered with CASA Ruby to hold a youth roundtable as part of our “As You Are” family and community acceptance campaign. CASA Ruby is a trusted, effective, and innovative local community-based LGBTQ youth-serving organization that provides direct services to primarily […]

Climate change may crush the U.S. economy, but fixing it could be the boost we need

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By Rose Marcario Apr 11, 2019 After years of neglect by media, business, and politicians, the climate crisis is finally getting the headlines it deserves. Reports by the global scientific community have painted an increasingly dire picture of this crisis’s impact on people around the globe. America’s youth — the generation on whose shoulders the gravest impacts […]

Boosting employment opportunities for rural people and places

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By James P. Ziliak Apr 3, 2019 Over 50 years ago, President Johnson’s National Advisory Commission on Rural Poverty issued a call to action to improve the health and economic well-being of rural Americans. The ensuing decades witnessed marked gains in the fight against poverty and disease, but far too many people and places remain […]

Notes from the field: Planting seeds of equity

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By Cody Bushong, YMCA of Western North Carolina This country has made great progress in support of the LGBTQ+ community, however according to the 2018 Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation LGBTQ Youth Report, only 24 percent of LGBTQ+ youth feel they can be themselves at home, and only 27 percent feel they can be themselves […]

Putting the middle class first means investing in child care

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By Katie Hamm Mar 27, 2019 Investing in high-quality, accessible child care is a critical step to bolstering America’s middle class. Affordable child care reduces the burden on working families and allows them to keep more of their paycheck, while also putting young children on an early path to healthy academic and social development. Before […]

Why is it harder for LGBT people to be financially secure?

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By Naomi Goldberg Mar 20, 2019 Everyone deserves a chance to provide for themselves and their families through hard work rewarded with fair pay. Yet for the estimated 11 million lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender (LGBT) adults in the United States, achieving economic security is especially difficult. Why? To start, there is no federal legislation […]

Inheritance wealth: One reason the rich get richer

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The Biden Forum Highlight is a series of quick reads on the middle class. Each week, editors at the Biden Forum will highlight a key insight from new economic research and break down what it means for middle-class Americans. What should we highlight next? Email your questions or recommendations to [email protected] Inheritances are an important source […]