President Biden's “Executive Order on Advancing Effective, Accountable Policing, and Criminal Justice Practices to Enhance Public Trust and Public Safety" contains several ideas that would exacerbate the criminal legal system’s harmful consequences for Black and brown communities.
Affordable housing is a multidimensional issue affecting individuals across socioeconomic backgrounds. Yet, Black, Indigenous, and people of color (BIPOC) are disproportionately impacted at higher rates.
As we look to create a system that successfully supports people to return to their communities, we should draw inspiration from the healing-centered ideals advanced nearly a century ago. Community supervision should be an opportunity to support those targeted by our racist criminal legal system…
To help tenants stay in their homes, local and federal policymakers must advance effective solutions like right-to-counsel programs, which ERAP funds can support. Such programs help tenants secure representation to fight evictions, a step toward equity that many local governments have shown can reduce housing…
This blog post by Cameron Johnson advocates for budget reconciliation legislation that contains federal investments in jobs in sustainability and combating climate change. Such investments must center the economic empowerment of communities with barriers to employment.
Congress must advance a federal subsidized jobs program, focused on essential work available now in the green economy, as an effective solution to help more people gain economic stability while reducing the harm of climate change.
Helping students return to the classroom safely is a critical part of our country’s journey to recovery. By directly addressing the needs of immigrant families, schools can establish a safe and healthy learning environment while ensuring equitable access to education.