Month: June 2022

Build Back Better Failure Pushes Nearly 4 Million Kids Back into Poverty By Nala Annes, Age 11 and IndyKids staff

By Nala Annes, Age 11 and IndyKids staff

The expiration of Biden’s American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) has pushed nearly 4 million children back into poverty. The act, which was introduced in March 2021, increased monthly payments low-income families received, and reportedly kept 6.3 million children out of poverty, reducing overall child poverty in the United States by 43%.

Is Biden Keeping His Promises After COP26?

By Ananya Biederer, age 11

President Joe Biden pledged to address climate change at COP26, a global climate conference held in Scotland in November 2021. Days later, his administration oversaw one of the biggest gas and oil lease sales in U.S. history. The lease goes against Biden’s promises to reduce global pollution and could cause even more environmental harm.