With over 2.2 million house cleaners, care workers, and nannies working in private homes across the country, domestic workers are some of the most essential workers in our economy and homes. While these workers are crucial in the prosperity of our homes, this prosperity is often at the expense of the health and economic wellbeing of domestic workers who have the fewest labor protections, are paid some of the lowest wages, and work in some of the most isolated environments. COVID-19 exacerbates existing threats to the economic livelihoods of domestic workers since many—especially those who provide home care or elder care—are considered essential workers and must continue to work through the pandemic or face high rates of unemployment.
This report outlines federal tax policy principles to provide a framework for policymakers and advocates that uses an economic and racial justice perspective to assess the range of proposals they will evaluate in the next few years.
This report outlines a set of federal tax policy principles to provide a framework for policymakers and advocates that uses an economic and racial justice perspective to assess the range of proposals that they will evaluate in the next few years.
The COVID-19 crisis has magnified the threats facing immigrants with low incomes, placing stress on families already challenged by the Trump Administration’s immigration enforcement, public charge policies, and other extreme actions on communities of color and immigrants.
"Maintaining these jobs is important not only for guaranteeing students an income, but also affects their ability to access Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits, according to an August 6 report from the Center for Law and Social Policy."
On August 13, 2020, Asha Banerjee moderated the webinar Student Debt Cancellation: A Pathway for Household Relief, Economic Stimulus, and Racial Justice. This webinar convened experts and advocates to discuss how student debt cancellation can aid households, stimulate a weakened economy,
“Digital literacy and problem-solving skills are fundamental to weathering current and future technological disruptions.” — Molly Bashay, now a senior policy analyst at the Center For Law and Social Policy.
Statement from Olivia Golden on the inadequacy of the president's recent executive orders in meeting the urgent needs of people devastated by the public health and economic crises.
Cites CLASP report on the public investment of $9.6 billion/month necessary to sustain the child care sector during the pandemic.