The 2018 Farm Bill, H.R. 2, introduced by House Agriculture Committee Chairman Mike Conaway (R-TX) on April 12, would profoundly undermine access to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP).
April is Sexual Assault and Abuse Prevention Month. Advocating for "paid safe days" in paid sick days legislation is one way to provide job protection and financial stability for survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault.
This week, the House Agriculture Committee will consider legislation to reauthorize SNAP. If enacted, Chairman Conway's proposed changes would add red tape to SNAP and endanger millions of people who are food insecure.
It's essential to center the voices, experiences, and promise of people in the criminal justice system. We need to redouble our commitment to eliminate barriers to opportunity when they return to our shared communities.
Proposed changes to the "public charge" immigration rule are already harming children, families, and our nation. CLASP and the National Immigration Law Center are mobilizing opposition to the proposed rule.
Delaying a national paid leave policy has real economic, social, and moral costs that will last for generations. A recent report from the WORLD policy Analysis Center shows the U.S. is lagging behind on paid family and medical leave.
According to the Washington Post, The Trump administration is gearing up to propose changes to how the government determines which immigrants can stay on the path toward citizenship. This goes against our most basic values as a nation and betrays the immigration heritage so many of us share.