Congress must advance a federal subsidized jobs program, focused on essential work available now in the green economy, as an effective solution to help more people gain economic stability while reducing the harm of climate change.
Helping students return to the classroom safely is a critical part of our country’s journey to recovery. By directly addressing the needs of immigrant families, schools can establish a safe and healthy learning environment while ensuring equitable access to education.
A recent update to the Thrifty Food Plan (TFP) will result in an average 27% increase in benefits to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, one of many important steps to ensure that people experiencing poverty can afford the food they need to live and thrive.
Access to food, cash assistance, health care, and housing are pathways to economic justice that everyone deserves—no matter their citizenship status. However, federal restrictions enacted 25 years ago interfere with the ability of immigrants to secure critical benefits with significant consequences to their and their families’ wellbeing.
The DC Council has voted unanimously in support of the Fiscal Year 2022 Budget Support Act of 2021. With this vote, DC’s paid leave program will be more accessible for Black and brown working families in DC.
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.