Join the Atlanta Community Food Bank and the Georgia Budget and Policy Institute for a special Hunger Action Month Event to explore a state policy that can help thousands of Georgia families keep food on the table. The Georgia Work Credit is a bottom-up tax cut that allows working families to keep more of what […]
Too many Georgians in our community struggle to reach the middle class, even as they strive to climb the economic ladder. When people can’t get ahead despite working hard, the entire economy and community can suffer. For more than 30 years, Buckhead Christian Ministry (BCM) has worked to prevent hunger and homelessness for people facing life-disrupting […]
Join fellow Georgia partners and advocates to learn the latest about the Georgia Work Credit and brainstorm strategic activities for 2019.
Originally posted by Laura Harker at the Georgia Budget and Policy Institute. Download the PDF. People living in communities suffering from poverty are more likely to be saddled with poorer health. The richest Americans enjoy a life expectancy 10 to 14 years longer than the poorest Americans, according to a study of 1.4 billion tax records […]
This blog by Georgia Budget and Policy Institute policy analyst Laura Harker was originally published in collaboration with Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies Coalition of Georgia. Georgia ranks poorly when it comes to the well-being of mothers and children. Georgia ranks the fifth-highest in infant mortality rate and sixth-lowest in meeting the need for publicly-funded women’s […]
The Atlanta Community Food Bank, Georgia Food Bank Association and other partners highlighted the Georgia Work Credit at the Gold Dome for the Georgia Food Bank Day at the Capitol on March 15. Advocates spent the day educating state lawmakers on hunger and how Georgia food banks are helping address food insecurity across the state. […]
Join partners advocating for working families at the Georgia Work Credit Lobby Day on March 1 at 8:30am. Attendees will gather in the Coverdell Legislative Office Building to meet with other organizations and individuals working on this issue, get inspired and learn how to engage lawmakers. We’ll walk over together to the Gold Dome to speak with lawmakers about […]
Despite low unemployment and a healthy stock market, limited wage growth coupled with high living expenses has made economic recovery sluggish for many Georgia families following the Great Recession. The Georgia Work Credit could help.
The YWCA of Greater Atlanta’s Georgia Women’s Policy Institute (GWPI) sent a letter this month to the Senate Study Committee on Rural Georgia highlighting the Georgia Work Credit as an important policy to support rural Georgia families and communities. Download the letter.
By Sheronn Harris, Georgia Women’s Policy Institute Fellow Enacting a Refundable State EITC Important for Women, Georgia Families and Communities Since the summer of 2016, the Fellows of the YWCA Georgia Women’s Policy Institute have been actively advocating for tax reform in support of the YWCA’s mission to eliminate racism, empower women, stand up for […]