Issue Background

Income and Employment

The Alliance for Strong Families and Communities supports policies that empower workers while also helping to strengthen our nation’s economy.

Today’s workforce has changed.  Opportunities that once existed for low-skilled and skilled workers to succeed have transformed to opportunities often only available to those who possess a higher education degree. Even with an advanced degree, it can sometimes be difficult to find stable employment or raise a family on a single income. More people have entered the workforce, leaving the need for affordable child care and income supports that allow the increasing number of low and middle income earners to support themselves and their families. We believe that workplace policies must keep pace with the changing needs of the workforce.

We’re tracking and showing our support for policies and programs that help to support working-families, reduce poverty, improve school performance for low-income children in families, increase work and earning in the next generation, and boost social security retirement benefits.