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Key STEP Strategies
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Idaho
United Vision Idaho
Idaho Community Action Network
Catholic Charities of Idaho

Iowa
Iowa Policy Project
Iowa Child and Family Policy Center
Institute for Social and Economic Development

Minnesota
Affirmative Options
Minnesota Budget Project
Minnesota Council of Nonprofits

Montana
Montana Budget and Policy Center
WEEL
Rural Dynamics, Inc.

North Dakota
Consensus Council
North Dakota Women’s Network
North Dakota Center for the Public Good
North Dakota State University State Data Center

Oregon
Oregon Center for Public Policy
Neighborhood Partnership Fund
Housing Organization of Color Coalition

South Dakota
South Dakota Voices for Children

Washington
Statewide Poverty Action Network
Washington State Budget & Policy Center
Building Changes

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Children’s Defense Fund (MN, MT, ND, SD)
Rural Dynamics Inc., (ND, SD, MT)

Federal  TOP OF PAGE

Center for American Progress
Economic Policy Institute

Center for Law and Social Policy
Working Poor Families Project
National Center for Children in Poverty
Half In Ten
Wider Opportunities for Women
Center for Budget and Policy Priorities
Center for Community Change
The Center for Economic and Policy Research
Coalition for Human Needs
CFED
Jobs for the Future
The Workforce Alliance
Green For All
Demos

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Secure State Commitments to Economic Security

State legislation and executive orders to implement goals
www.spotlightonpoverty.org

National poverty-reduction targets and policy prescriptions
Center for American Progress
www.catholiccharitiesusa.org

Overview of state goals
http://www.clasp.org/publications/clasp_report_0418.pdf
www.workingpoorfamilies.org
www.spotlightonpoverty.org

State Efforts
Washington State Budget & Policy Center: Progress Index
Oregon Center for Public Policy : Rolling Up Our Sleeves: Building an Oregon that Works for Working Families
South Dakota Voices for Children " A Common Good: Summit on South Dakota Children in Poverty: Seeking Solutions, Building Prosperity Report and Recommendations"
Legislative Report - Commission to End Poverty in Minnesota by 2020: January 2009

Use Measures Focused on Living Standards

Family budgets
Economic Policy Institute
JOBS NOW Coalition
Wider Opportunities for Women/Self Sufficiency Standard

State Median Family Income
The Census Bureau

State Household Median Income
The Census Bureau
National Academy of Sciences Report

Indicators
Oregon Progress Board Benchmarks
Minnesota Milestones
KidsCount
CFED Assets and Opportunities Scorecard
Working Poor Families
Council of the European UnionTables 2.2a and 2.2b
United Kingdom Opportunity for All indicators

Implement State Policies that Build Economic Security

National policy organizations involved in economic security
The Center for American Progress
The Agenda for Shared Prosperity (a project of the Economic Policy Institute)
The Economic Policy Institute
The Center for Economic and Policy Research
The Bridging the Gaps Project ( a project of the Center for Economic and Policy Research)
The Center for Law and Social Policy
The Center on Budget and Policy Priorities
The Working Poor Families Project
The Center for Community Change
The National Center for Children in Poverty

Make Sure an Increase in Earnings Leads to an Increase in Economic Security

National policy organizations involved in better coordinating and strengthening public supports
www.nccp.org
www.bridgingthegaps.org
www.sharedprosperity.org
www.americanprogress.org

Policy Issues  TOP OF PAGE

Health

Kaiser Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured (a project of the Kaiser Family Foundation)
Kaiser Family Foundation
Center for Budget and Policy Priorities

Education

The Foundation on Early Learning
The National Head Start Association
Center for Law and Social Policy
The Workforce Alliance
The Working Poor Families Project

Housing

The Housing Trust Fund Project of the Center for Community Change
The National Alliance to End Homelessnes
National Low Income Housing Coalition

Food

Food Research Action Council
Center on Budget and Policy Priorities

Workforce Development

Workforce Alliance
Jobs for the Future
Center for Law and Social Policy
Working Poor Families Project

Child Care

Center for Law and Social Policy
National Association for the Education of Young Children
U.S. Government Programs

Asset Building

Corporation for Enterprise Development
Demos
Center for Responsible Lending
Center for Social Development

Fair Budget and Tax

State Fiscal Analysis Initiative (a project of the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities)
Center on Budget and Policy Priorities
Economic Policy Institute
Economic Analysis and Research Network (a project of the Economic Policy Institute)
Center for Economic and Policy Research
Citizens for Tax Justice
The Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy

Immigration

National Immigration Law Center
National Council of La Raza
Fair Immigration Reform Movement (a project of the Center for Community Change)

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