The intention behind these reparations in the United States is to rectify the harm and trauma experienced by enslaved Africans and transferred generationally through systemic racism and discriminatory policies.
An equitable economic recovery requires policies to improve the conditions of immigrant essential workers and advance economic opportunity through a pathway to citizenship, fair wages, access to benefits, and stronger labor enforcement standards.
July marks the 31st anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act and the celebration of National Disability Awareness Month, but our nation still has many lessons to learn and steps to take to ensure those with physical or invisible disabilities can reach their full potential.
On July 15, the CTC will help families breathe a little easier by lessening hard choices. The monthly payments means parents will no longer have to worry as much about how to pay rent, childcare costs, buying food, and which one to try to sacrifice for the other.
As our country looks ahead to a recovery from the social, health, and economic toll of the devastating COVID-19 pandemic, many are feeling hopeful that our country can take a step toward normalcy. However, for millions of student loan borrowers, normalcy could mean a resumption of student loan interest payments that have been temporarily halted since March 2020.