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Shriver Center in the News

More than 47,000 people in Illinois have lost their Medicaid coverage after a pandemic-era extension on their eligibility ended last week.

Most of the nearly 4 million low-income Americans who lost their Medicaid insurance coverage within the last few months were dropped because of bureaucracy — not because they don’t qualify.

More than 47,000 Illinois residents have been kicked off their Medicaid insurance plans as of Aug. 1 – that’s nearly a quarter of the population that was up for renewal starting May 1. According to data from the state department of Healthcare and Family Services (HFS), most of them were dropped because they didn’t submit their eligibility information on time.

Guaranteed Income gets new life

Cities around the country are using federal funding from the American Rescue Plan (ARP) to implement pilot universal basic income (UBI) and guaranteed basic income (GBI) programs.

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News Releases

Nonprofit executive brings nearly 25 years’ experience in fundraising initiatives, special events and stakeholder engagement.

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

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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