Approximately 7 million Americans are stuck with only part-time jobs, which means they are unable to get full-time benefits and the stability that comes with it. In Maryland, involuntary part-time work has doubled since the recession began.
Families who pay more than 30 percent of their income for housing are considered cost burdened and may have difficulty affording necessities such as food, clothing, transportation and medical care.
Sweeping federal budget cuts, known as the sequester, that took place in March 2013 are still in effect today. Perpetuating the achievement gap in secondary education. Reducing federal student aid for college students with the greatest financial need.