CLASP joined over 90 state, local and national criminal justice, workforce development, antipoverty, and racial equity organizations in calling for Congress to ensure youth and adults impacted by the criminal legal system remain a priority in the American Jobs Plan.
A robust, equitable, inclusive economic recovery must include investment in good jobs for all, the care economy, income supports, and mental health; a pathway to citizenship for immigrant workers; and it must center those who have been historically disinvested in.
This brief argues for a large-scale public employment program to react against a structurally racist and exclusionary labor market. It then lays out five principles of an equitable subsidized jobs program.
In this brief, the Center for Law and Social Policy (CLASP) spells out why federal fiscal relief is imperative for states to avoid harsh spending cuts that will have severe consequences on communities of color and the economic recovery.
The next COVID-19 response package must comprehensively address the health and economic circumstances of individuals with low incomes. This brief outlines key priorities that Congress must include in the next legislative package to do so.
This brief provides new estimates of what it would cost to sustain the child care system during the coronavirus pandemic. We estimate that at least $9.6 billion is needed each month to fully fund existing providers in the child care system.