About Us

The Heartland Alliance Policy & Advocacy team advocates for policies that help end poverty.

Grounded in 125 years of experience providing housing, healthcare, jobs and justice to society’s most vulnerable, Heartland Alliance has a unique understanding of the policy barriers that can prevent people living in poverty from getting ahead. Our Policy and Advocacy team leverages this experience in combination with cutting edge research from the Heartland Alliance research team to identify and advance proven solutions to poverty at the local, state, and federal levels. We lead by developing policy proposals, building strategic alliances, and pursuing legislative and budgetary action. Our work is advancing meaningful policy and systems change to strengthen communities and create a more just global society.

Heartland Alliance Policy & Advocacy is a program of Heartland Alliance, the leading anti-poverty organization in the Midwest.

Click here to learn more about our 2018 policy priorities.

Our Issues

We are a leading voice on the following policy issues:

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See last year’s priorities.