To disrupt poverty today – and for future generations – we need to develop public policy measures that dedicate the support systems, funding and time needed to create economic mobility and stability for low-income families.
EMPath advocates for policy initiatives to support low-income families in Massachusetts trying to navigate the multi-faceted, multi-year challenge of moving out of poverty.
Advocacy staff lead this effort, in partnership with the families in our programs and coalition partners, by introducing legislation, lobbying on budget proposals, and sharing our evidence-based research with elected officials, government agencies and others dedicated to moving families to economic stability.
EMPath advocates on the local, state and national level in areas of the Bridge to Self-Sufficiency®: Affordable housing and child care, post-secondary education access and success, employment training for family-sustaining jobs, consumer financial protection & asset development, and leveraging public programs to support economic mobility
Take a look at some of the highlights from EMPath’s advocacy efforts.