Adequate access to food is economic justice. But too many people with low incomes are forced to stretch their Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program benefits because they’re not enough to cover the cost of food.
On March 31, 2021, President Joe Biden declared April 2021 Second Chance Month, bringing attention to the unjust criminal justice system in the United States that unevenly enforces laws and creates conditions for recidivism rather than restoration.
On March 11th, President Biden signed the American Rescue Plan into law. One component of the package is a third round of stimulus payments. Here are ten things to know about the third round of payments.
A basic income pilot in Stockton, California provided $500 monthly payments to 125 residents with no strings attached. From improved family wellbeing and financial stability to an increase in full-time employment, these positive impacts hold hope for the refundable Child Tax Credit (CTC).
Policymakers cut enough red tape in the early days of the pandemic to ensure stable coverage among Medicaid recipients, but a lag in SNAP enrollment despite flexibilities like emergency allotments (EAs) signals the need to eliminate administrative burden.
To respond to the COVID-19 crisis, which brought into focus the enormous depth of cracks in our public systems, CLASP shifted into high gear—recognizing that our mission to root out poverty and advance racial equity were well matched to this moment.