Arohi Pathak

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Arohi Pathak is the director of policy for the Poverty to Prosperity Program at American Progress. Pathak brings with her 20 years of policy experience in social and economic justice, on a variety of issues related to family economic security, workforce policy, the social safety net, early care and education, and asset building.

Before joining American Progress, Pathak worked at Prosperity Now, mobilizing community-based organizations to address economic mobility in low-income and communities of color, while helping to scale up innovative practices that build long-term and enduring financial security. Pathak’s work stretches across all communities of color, including Native ones, bringing a lens of racial wealth equity to policy and programmatic solutions.

Prior to Prosperity Now, Pathak worked on federal and state advocacy, focusing on family economic security and workforce issues at the Service Employees International Union, Voices for America’s Children, and People for the American Way Foundation. Pathak has a background in civic participation and political engagement and holds an M.A. from American University in international communications and peace and conflict resolution.

Latest by Arohi Pathak

How the Government Can End Poverty for Native American Women Report
 (A mother and her 10-year-old son live without electricity or running water on a Navajo Nation reservation in Cameron, Arizona, during the coronavirus pandemic, March 2020.)

How the Government Can End Poverty for Native American Women

American Indian and Alaska Native women in the United States make just 60 cents for every dollar earned by their white male counterparts, and this wage gap forces too many of them and their families into poverty.

Arohi Pathak

These Interconnected Policies Would Sustain Families, Support Women, and Grow the Economy Article
Long-term caregivers and supporters rally in Los Angeles on July 13, 2021, for greater federal and local investment in the country's caregiving infrastructure as Congress debates the president's significant investment in quality home care. (Getty/Frederic J. Brown/AFP)

These Interconnected Policies Would Sustain Families, Support Women, and Grow the Economy


Together, the policies included in the Biden administration’s Build Back Better agenda would propel families’ and the country’s economic security by prioritizing child care, the child tax credit, paid family and medical leave, and good jobs that get Americans back to work.

Arohi Pathak, Diana Boesch, Laura Dallas McSorley

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