At Working Hero, we’re not only committed to helping low-income families get the Earned Income Tax Credit, but to advocating for policies that will help all Americans afford their basic needs, including: 

  • Expanding the Earned Income Tax Credit

    21 states still have no EITC, while the federal EITC still largely excludes workers without children.  

San Jose Mercury News: Governor doubles down on one of best tools to fight poverty
By Joe Sanberg and Josh Fryday

  • Medicare for All 

    A Medicare for All-style single payer health care system is the right thing to do for people, and the smart thing to do for our economy.

The Nation: Medicare for All Is Not Just Good Politics—It’s Good for Business, Too
By Joe Sanberg

  • Cancelling Student Debt

    With 45 million Americans suffering from crushing student debt, forgiving student loans is both moral and smart for the economy. 

Morning Consult: Cancel All Student Debt, and Everyone Will Reap the Benefits
By Joe Sanberg

  • The Green New Deal 

    The Green New Deal isn’t just our best hope for saving the planet – it’s a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to end poverty and remake our economy so that it works for everyone. 

The Nation: The Green New Deal Is Our Best Hope for Saving the Planet—and Ending Poverty
By Joe Sanberg

Elevating Poverty in the 2020 Race 

We’re also working to change the conversation around poverty, and put the issue front and center in the 2020 presidential race by pushing candidates to address poverty in a substantive way. In the spring of 2019 alone, Working Hero Iowa and Working Hero South Carolina held more than 30 events, including town halls with Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren, Kamala Harris, Pete Buttigieg, Cory Booker, Andrew Yang, John Delaney, and Marianne Williamson.