The Build Back Better Act includes a new federal guarantee to paid family and medical leave for all workers that will bolster the economic security of families and strengthen the nation’s overall economy. Here are the top 10 things you need to know about this new federal benefit.
"Someone recently asked me, 'what about philanthropy excites you?' While everything excites me about philanthropy, there are two areas that are particularly inspiring to highlight." Read Akosua Meyer's reflection as we celebrate National Philanthropy Day.
As many as 15 million people could lose Medicaid coverage in 2022 after the Public Health Emergency (PHE) declared by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services in response to the COVID-19 pandemic ends. Congress has the opportunity now through the Build Back Better package to decrease the number of people who will become uninsured in 2022.
In August 2021, New Deal for Youth (ND4Y) Changemakers participated in a panel titled “Beyond the Climate Crisis: The Journey to Environmental Justice” for the Appalachian Trail Conservancy’s Emerging Leaders’ Summit. During the conversation, Changemakers Aniya Butler, Kaliko Kalahiki, and Marissa Howdershelt highlighted radical and holistic solutions that value our humanity and collective well-being over corporate greed.
More members of Congress must raise homeownership disparities and community reinvestment as a priority in the Build Back Better agenda, displaying their support for programs that acknowledge and strive to dismantle racist housing and land use policies or eliminate their lasting, discriminatory effects.
While rates of adult mental illness were on the rise even before the pandemic, the grief, isolation, and anxiety brought about by COVID-19 have contributed to increased rates of more severe mental health symptoms, particularly among youth, LGBTQ+ individuals, and Black and Native American populations.