Effective anti-poverty advocacy requires that we identify and remove the array of barriers that block low-income people from economic justice and opportunity. Only then can we fulfill the American promise of equity and opportunity for all.
Hundreds of anti-poverty organization and allies release a joint statement condemning the RAISE Act.
The Work Support Strategies (WSS) initiative provided a select group of states funding and technical assistance to design, test, and implement more effective, streamlined, and integrated approaches to delivering key supports (including health coverage, nutrition benefits, and child care subsidies) for low-income working families.
CLASP and ZERO TO THREE’s Building Strong Foundations: Advancing Comprehensive Policies for Infants, Toddlers, and Families project seeks to promote federal and state policies that address the wellbeing of infants, toddlers, and families.
On November 8 and 9 join CLASP and the Massachusett's Attorney General's Office for the 4th annual Making Paid Sick Days Work: Sharing Strategies 2018 convening.
On November 2-3, 2017, CLASP convened the CCRY Network’s Fall 2017 meeting in St. Louis, Missouri. Warmly hosted by the St. Louis Agency on Training and Employment (SLATE), network members and guests explored ways to build just, healthy, connected communities through change at the systems level. Meeting materials and follow-up resources are below.
About the Meeting
Families with infants and toddlers need high-quality, affordable early care and education programs that support child development, promote parents’ engagement in children’s learning, and allow parents to work or go to school.
We recently talked with Molly Moon, Founder and CEO of Molly Moon’s Homemade Ice Cream in Seattle, a small business that has always advocated for workers rights, about why it’s important for business leaders to support progressive workplace public policies. Here’s a summary of our interview with her.
CLASP: Why do you think it’s important to have public policies requiring all employers to provide paid sick days/paid family leave/fair schedules instead of leaving it up to individual employers?