While many Americans received federal aid to help them get by during the economic crisis, 12 million people are still waiting for this drastically needed relief. Thankfully, outreach campaigns can provide a solution if we act soon.
As policymakers talk about health care for all, CLASP wants them to explicitly include immigrants when defining “all.” We know society is better off when everyone—parents & children, citizens & non-citizens—has access to health care.
Young adults who are unemployed and underemployed can receive SNAP. But, on February 1, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food and Nutrition Service proposed a regulation that would take away food from about 755,000 struggling workers without children. Should this rule be finalized, it would disproportionately harm young adults.
For more than two years, the Trump Administration has tried to use regulations and waivers as a backdoor strategy to reduce access to basic needs programs that help families thrive. As threats mount, the notice-and-comment process is gaining traction as an important part of public resistance efforts.
CLASP staff and a representative from the Mississippi Community College Board met with U.S. Department of Education (ED) staff to discuss opportunities for ED to increase its engagement with the field about ATB.