Politics of Poverty

Ideas and analysis from Oxfam America's policy experts

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Woman farmworker Politics of Poverty

We must value and respect women's work

Working women are facing extraordinary challenges in the US today. But it’s not the same for everyone: from one state to the next, policies around wages, protections, and rights vary dramatically. Oxfam and Legal Momentum are tracking these laws carefully, and advocating for more robust protections for workers and their families.

fiona Politics of Poverty

As Puerto Rico starts to see the light, Hurricane Fiona strikes

Almost five years to the day after Hurricane Maria walloped Puerto Rico with high winds and rainfall, Hurricane Fiona hit the island. This storm dumped extraordinary amounts of water, causing devastating floods and mudslides, and knocking out the power grid once again.

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