Making Kids Our Nation's Top Priority

Poverty, Economic Opportunity, and Social Mobility

Branching out on STEM Education
Recently scientists and science enthusiasts were excited to witness the first ever image of a black hole, thanks to the good work of Dr. Katherine Bouman, a 29-year-old scientist who created the... read more
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
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
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
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
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
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
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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