Making Kids Our Nation's Top Priority

Poverty, Economic Opportunity, and Social Mobility

I Took the #MobileOnly Challenge. It Was a Disaster.
One in 10 American adults, and 21 percent of lower-income Americans, are "smartphone dependent," meaning they rely solely on a phone for broadband access. Moreover, one out of four lower-income... read more
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Keeping Kids Connected at Home and at School
The holidays have wound down, and America's kids have gone back to school. E-rate, a federal program that helps fund high-speed Internet connections in schools and libraries, is 20 years old this... read more
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11 Women to Inspire the Next Generation
Throughout history, courageous women have faced adversity to change the world around them. In honor of Women's History Month, the Common Sense Kids Action team compiled a list of change makers to... read more
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How to Make Tax Reform “For Kids”
The “Against Kids” Tax Cuts and Jobs Act recently passed both the House and the Senate. This monumental bill is not law yet -- a bipartisan committee of members from both houses will have to settle... read more
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3 Ways to Spread the Holiday Cheer "For Kids"
As kids across the country prepare their wish lists, our lawmakers in Congress have begun to prepare the next year's budget. And at a time when multiple vital programs for kids and families have... read more
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Update: “Against Kids” Tax Bill Passes House
Last week, the House majority passed the “Against Kids” Tax Cuts and Jobs Act that would raise millions of Americans’ taxes by eliminating deductions on which many families rely. And unfortunately,... read more
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A Helping Hand for the Holidays
Thanksgiving is coming up, and there’s a lot to love about the holiday season. It’s a time to come together with family and friends, to share memories and create more. It’s also a time to be thankful... read more
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A Taxing Deal for America’s Families
No parent in America likes paying taxes. But many appreciate the services our taxes provide, such as firefighters, the police force, schools for our kids, health care programs like Medicaid and... read more
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