CLASP is pleased to see the administration move with urgency to address many of the harmful policies that have devastated communities of color and people with low incomes.
The Biden-Harris Administration will enter office at a time of national devastation. The new team faces a steep hill to climb, but a bold agenda can bring us recovery.
Statement from Olivia Golden about the promise of the Biden-Harris Administration to advance significant change for people with low incomes, communities of color, and immigrants.
"Pronita Gupta, the director of job quality at the Center for Law and Social Policy, points out that women are now either the sole or co-breadwinner in 64 percent of families, and that share is even higher in families led by women of color."
"A recent study published by the Center for Law and Social Policy, a nonpartisan research group that advocates for low-income people, found that about one in 10 workers were underemployed in 2016, double the number the BLS reported at the time."
"In September 800,000 educators in the public sector were forced from their jobs, due to COVID, according to the Center For Law and Social Policy November Jobs report."
CLASP applauds President-elect Biden's proposed legislative package that provide a comprehensive response to the COVID and systemic racism crises and lays foundation for longer-term progress.
“Many of the expenses families face are month-to-month, so having a reliable month-to-month source of income will help families stay afloat,” says Ashley Burnside, a policy analyst at the Center for Law and Social Policy (CLASP).
Among the provisions in President-Elect Biden’s American Rescue Plan to provide COVID-19 relief is an expanded version of the Child Tax Credit (CTC).
This conversation with CLASP Executive Director Olivia Golden and Board Chair LaVeeda Battle was held before the Capitol insurrection on January 6, but its lessons on moving forward in the wake of racial terror are more important than ever.