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A recent report from the Shriver Center on Poverty Law and Families USA found that a strong process for approving health insurance price increases leads to significant savings for consumers and small businesses.

“No one should have to choose a paycheck over their well-being,” said Audra Wilson, President and CEO of the Shriver Center on Poverty Law. “That’s why we focus on creating a level playing field for women workers with low wages, Black workers and Latinx workers—who in many cases cannot afford to take unpaid leave. This recent victory will have a huge impact on helping all working families.”

Climate change threatens everyone’s health

The Shriver Center on Poverty Law found in 2020 that 70 percent of the United States’ most hazardous waste sites are located within one mile of U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development-assisted housing facilities.

Eric Sirota, director of Housing Justice for the Shriver Center, said he doesn’t think assistance to own a home or rent is the silver bullet.

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News Releases

Innovative program celebrates 10th anniversary of training anti-poverty advocates in racial equity. 

Chastity Lord, Raj Vohra appointed as new leaders on the board.

New report provides pathway to lower costs for consumers and small businesses

Eviction filings hamper tenants' ability to find a new home, regardless of the outcome of the case.

Earlier News Releases


A contemporary of Sargent Shriver, Newton Minow leaves behind public service legacy.

Statement from Audra Wilson, President and CEO of the Shriver Center on Poverty Law

Earlier Statements

From the Desk of Audra Wilson

There’s No Room for White Fragility in the Fight for Racial Justice

Minimizing, sanitizing, or rejecting the existence of racism doesn’t make it vanish.

We Are Made by History

The challenges we face in the fight for racial and economic justice have roots in our history as a country.

Attacks on Critical Race Theory Undermine Advocacy for Racial and Economic Justice

Without history, there is no basis for comprehensive advocacy efforts for racial and economic justice.

We Must Honor American Workers on Labor Day by Continuing to Fight for Their Rights

We must acknowledge the myriad challenges facing workers, especially in the wake of the pandemic.

Laying Down the Burdens of Being First, Only Different

Embracing, supporting and promoting BIPOC leaders can truly enrich an organization.

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