- Oct 12, 2016 | CLASP and National Governors Association States Drive Systems Change Through Two-Generation Strategies The National Governors Association and its partner, CLASP, today announced that five states—Colorado, Georgia, Minnesota, New Jersey and Oregon—were selected to participate in an opportunity to create two-generation strategies for systems change.
- Sep 13, 2016 | CLASP Statement: Strong Reduction in Poverty, Improvement in Health Insurance, But More to Do for Next Generation’s Families CLASP's statement about the Census Bureau's report on 2015 data for poverty, income, and health coverage.
- Jun 23, 2016 | CLASP Statement: Split Supreme Court Leaves DAPA, Expanded DACA Hold in Place, Fails to Address Harm to Children Statement from CLASP on the case of U.S. v. Texas on DAPA/DACA
- Feb 17, 2016 | CLASP New Analysis of Access to Child Care Subsidies, Head Start Finds Disparate Access by Race, Ethnicity, and State In a unique analysis released today, CLASP found that access to child care subsidies and Head Start is sharply limited for all eligible children, even more so for particular racial and ethnic groups and in particular states.
Feb 11, 2016
CLASP Statement: President Obama’s Budget Invests in ‘Opportunity for All’
President Obama on Tuesday proposed a federal budget for fiscal year 2017 (FY2017) that affirms the central importance of supporting economic opportunity for all by calling for a comprehensive series of investments in child care and early education, low-income and out-of-school youth, postsecondary education, workforce development, safety-net programs, and worker protections.
- Feb 08, 2016 | CLASP Official Finding of Civil Rights Concerns in Mississippi Child Care Assistance Program Should Serve as a Call to Action in Mississippi and Nationally Statement from CLASP
- Dec 17, 2015 | CLASP President Obama Signs Full-Year Omnibus Budget and Improved Refundable Tax Credits CLASP statement on omnibus budget and improvements to refundable tax credits.
- Dec 10, 2015 | CLASP No Ifs, Ands, or Buts, Congress Must Pass a Clean, Full-Year Funding Bill Statement from CLASP on the need for Congress to pass a clean, full-year Omnibus spending bill.
- Nov 13, 2015 | CLASP CLASP Board of Trustees Elects Four New Members for 2016 The board of the Center for Law and Social Policy (CLASP) voted in October to add four new trustees from Los Angeles, New York City, and Chicago. Joining the CLASP board will be Michael C. Camuñez, David Hansell, Marielena Hincapié, and Michelle Saddler.
- Sep 30, 2015 | CLASP Statement on Continuing Resolution for FY2016 The Continuing Resolution marks an ominous start to the fiscal year for crucial services that can help hard-working poor and low-income people lift themselves and their families to economic security.
- Sep 16, 2015 Statement on Census Bureau’s 2014 Income, Poverty, and Health Coverage Reports
Aug 04, 2015
| CLASP and NELP
Unemployment Insurance Rules Fail Workers with Volatile Schedules
Unemployment insurance (UI) programs fall far short of providing reliable income support for workers who lose their jobs due to the consequences of volatile schedules, according to a new report released today by the Center for Law and Social Policy (CLASP) and the National Employment Law Project (NELP).
- Jul 15, 2015 | CLASP Bill Would Address Volatile Job Scheduling Practices The Schedules that Work Act would address the problems faced by millions of workers who have unpredictable and unstable job schedules.
- May 12, 2015 | CLASP and CEPR New Tool for Employers Calculates the Full Cost of Employee Turnover To help business owners understand the cost of turnover, the Center for Law and Social Policy (CLASP) and Center for Economic and Policy Research (CEPR) have released an updated turnover calculator.
- Apr 09, 2015 | CLASP and NELP Report: Family Caregivers Who Lose Jobs Due to Care Responsibilities Often Don’t Receive Jobless Aid Workers who lose their jobs due to caring for older, sick, or disabled family members are unlikely to receive unemployment insurance (UI) benefits. This is the case despite provisions in some states’ UI rules that are intended to address such situations.
Mar 18, 2015
Family and Medical Leave Insurance Legislation Introduced in Congress
Today, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) and Representative Rosa DeLauro (D-CT) introduced the Family and Medical Leave Insurance (FAMILY) Act, to create a federal paid family and medical leave insurance program for American workers.
- Feb 12, 2015 | CLASP On the Heels of State and Local Earned Sick Days Wins, Federal Bill is Re-Introduced Today, Members of Congress answered President Obama’s call for “a bill that gives every worker in America the opportunity to earn seven days of paid sick leave.”
Feb 11, 2015
New Report Outlines How Federal Program Has Played a Central Role in Expanding Home Visiting Services to Vulnerable Families
Today, CLASP released a new report with cutting-edge information about how states have used federal funding to expand voluntary, evidence-based services to young children and their parents. The report comes just weeks before congressional funding for the program is scheduled to expire.
- Feb 04, 2015 Statement by Olivia Golden on President Obama’s FY 2016 Budget President Obama’s budget features ambitious and thoughtful proposals to create opportunity for children and youth, help struggling low-income families move into the middle class and succeed once there, and invest in America’s labor force.
- Jan 16, 2015 CLASP, Businesses Strongly Support President’s Focus on Working Families This week, President Obama announced a major push to improve the lives of working families. The actions he outlined will address priority issues for CLASP, such as earned sick days and paid family and medical leave insurance.