It’s Time for a Change
Between childcare, school, and medical expenses, raising a child is expensive. One necessity that is often not discussed is diapers, which can cost a family an average nearly $1,000 per year. Low-income families are especially hard-hit, spending on average nearly 14% of their annual income on diapers alone. To discuss this issue, we’re joined by Congressman Keith Ellison who recently introduced the Hygiene Assistance for Families of Infants and Toddlers Act. We are also joined by Joanne Goldblum, Executive Director of The National Diaper Bank Network, which is a leading a national movement to ensure that all families have access to clean, dry diapers. We are then joined by our colleague Sarah Edelman, Director of Housing Policy at CAP, to discuss a recent report we released on the link between affordable housing and access to opportunity. And then we wrap up with the final Weekly(ish) Worst of 2015 with Alan Pyke of ThinkProgress.