2021 Presidential Transition Resources

*January 20, 2020—For an updated set of recommendations, please see CLASP’s 2021 Policy Agenda for the Biden Administration*

We are honored to share with you our recommendations for immediate actions that the Biden-Harris Administration can take to both eradicate the devastation created by the Trump Administration, the COVID-19 pandemic, and the ongoing recession – and advance beyond those reversals toward healing and structural change. This summary paper, and the proposals that will accompany it, lay out the Center for Law and Social Policy (CLASP)’s priorities for immediate action in ten broad policy areas, all focused on supporting people with low incomes and on advancing racial equity. Across all areas, we take the approach of proposing immediate responses to the current crises that also serve as a springboard to larger reform. The ten papers, some available already and others that will be available shortly, relate to the following topics:


Child Care and Early Education

Health and Mental Health


Income and Work Supports

Job Quality and Work/Life

Postsecondary Education and Workforce Development

Youth and Young Adults