Vineeta Kapahi

Vineeta Kapahi, Senior Policy Analyst, works on issues related to immigrants' rights and economic security. She has worked alongside immigrant communities as a social worker, organizer, and researcher for nearly a decade. In the summer of 2019, Vineeta served as NJPP's Kathleen Crotty Fellow, where she authored a landmark report on the benefits of expanding New Jersey's Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC). Prior to that, she was the Manager of Policy and Volunteer Engagement at Womankind, a nonprofit organization that addresses gender-based violence. Vineeta completed her undergraduate studies at Bard College at Simon’s Rock and Rice University and holds master’s degrees from the Silberman School of Social Work at Hunter College and the Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers. Email: kapahi (at)

Parents are Essential Too: Supporting Working Families During the Pandemic

Even before the onset of COVID-19, working parents faced difficulties accessing high-quality and affordable child care.

Budget Breakdown: Everything You Need to Know About the FY 2021 State Budget

In the midst of a public health crisis, New Jersey is setting an example for the nation to follow.

Census 2019: Poverty in New Jersey Remains Higher Than Pre-Recession Levels

Even though 2019 marked the end of a period of economic growth, nearly one in ten New Jersey residents lived in poverty last year.

Support Young Workers by Expanding the EITC

Testimony by NJPP Policy Analyst Vineeta Kapahi in support of expanding the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) to young adults.

Proposed Regulations Threaten Driver’s License Expansion Law

The state Motor Vehicle Commission recently proposed regulations that would impose unreasonable burdens on many driver’s license applicants.

Labor Day Snapshot: How New Jersey Can Honor Workers and Improve Economic Security

New Jersey can honor workers by strengthening worker protections both during and beyond the COVID-19 crisis.

How Can New Jersey Honor Labor Day? Protect Worker Rights and Improve Economic Security – New Jersey Globe

Revised Budget Address FY 2021: Rapid Reaction

Live from the NJPP Zoom room, Sheila, Vineeta, Brittany, and Lou react to Governor Murphy's revised FY 2021 budget address (with gifs!).

Building a More Immigrant Inclusive Tax Code: Expanding the EITC to ITIN Filers

Expanding the EITC to ITIN filers will boost the take home pay of thousands of workers and strengthen New Jersey's economy.

DACA Decision is Great News for DREAMers and the Garden State

While today’s decision provides temporary relief to many New Jersey residents, there is much more to be done, both by the federal government and here at home.