Universal Housing Vouchers: A Promise Or A Pipe Dream?

By Shelby R. King, Shelterforce. -

Once again, the clock is ticking as states scramble to distribute billions in federal emergency rent relief to stress-weary, increasingly panicked tenants and landlords before the national [...]

The Pandemic Revealed That Child Care Is Vital Work

By Andrea Ringer, LAWCHA.org. -

The COVID-19 pandemic has created several shifts across the labor landscape while exposing how piecemeal family care policies have left workers in precarious situations. The closure of schools at [...]

Abolishing Policing Also Means Abolishing Family Regulation

By Dorothy Roberts, Chronicle of Social Change. -

The uprisings taking place across the nation and the world have brought unprecedented attention to abolition as a political vision and organizing strategy. More Americans are recognizing that [...]

Parents Become Activists In The Fight Over South Portland’s Petroleum Tanks

By Sabrina Shankman, Insideclimatenews.org -

SOUTH PORTLAND—Sometimes, grassroots activism looks obvious, with bold signs and public acts of disobedience. Sometimes, it looks like this: 14 people sitting on the carpeted floor of a sunny [...]

Half Of US Adults Have Immediate Family Member Currently Or Previously Incarcerated

By FWD.US. -

Washington, DC – A new, first-of-its-kind report released today finds that nearly half of all adults in the United States – approximately 113 million people – have an immediate family member who [...]

Tech Workers and Flight Attendants Resist Immigrant Family Separation

By Chris Brooks, Labornotes.org -

ICE depends on a lot of people's work, not just its agents'. Software engineers and flight attendants who took a stand added their efforts to a national push that got the Trump administration to [...]

Activists Plan Nationwide Protest Over Immigration Policies

By Emily Wells, TruthDig. -

In response to the Trump administration’s immigration policies, which include separating parents and children attempting to illegally cross the border, Families Belong Together is organizing a [...]

One In Four Children Live In Immigrant Families

By Samantha Artiga and Anthony Damico, Kff.org -

President Trump has intensified national debate about immigration by implementing policies to enhance immigration enforcement and restrict legal immigration. Recent findings show that the climate [...]

‘The Justice System In Its Current Form Destroys Families’

By Staff, www.blog.generationopportunity.org -

By Staff of Generation Opportunity - A year ago, Weldon Angelos was released from prison after serving nearly 13 years of a 55-year sentence. Today, he’s leading the movement for criminal justice [...]

Two States Consider Bills To Keep Parents Out Of Jail

By Victoria Law, www.truth-out.org -

By Victoria Law for Truthout - Ayana Aubourg has one childhood memory of her father that does not involve a jail or prison visiting room. "The only thing I can remember is him making spaghetti," [...]

Making Our Movements Work For Kids And Families

By Frida Berrigan, www.wagingnonviolence.org -

By Frida Berrigan for Waging Nonviolence - In the wake of Keith Lamont Scott's death last month, residents of Charlotte, North Carolina built on their years of organizing against police violence [...]

Losing Your Parents To Mass Incarceration

By Rebecca Nathanson, www.vice.com -

By Rebecca Nathanson for VICE. aymond Rodriguez doesn't remember why his dad was arrested. He doesn't even remember exactly how old he was when police officers entered the home he shared with his [...]

Social Worker Blows Whistle On Private Prison In Texas

By Franco Ordoñez, www.mcclatchydc.com -

By Franco Ordoñez in McClatchy DC - Olivia López thought she’d be working with migrant mothers and children in a group-home setting when hired as a social worker at a Texas family detention [...]