Through several public statements and leaked policy proposals, the Trump Administration has made clear its intent to make life more difficult for low-income immigrant families, including their U.S. citizen children, by restricting their ability to access basic programs that safeguard their health care, nutrition, housing, and economic security. https://www.clasp.org/sites/default/files/Flier%20on%20Public%20Charge.pdf This page provides resources from the Protecting Immigrant Families Campaign.
Two reports from CLASP find that the Trump Administration's anti-immigrant policies, actions, and rhetoric are hurting young children in immigrant families. This includes immediate and potentially long-term consequences for babies, toddlers, and preschoolers.
The CCRY Network's Spring 2018 convening took place on March 28-29 at FHI 360 in Washington, DC. This year's theme, "Nothing About Us Without Us," challenged participants to keep youth voice front-and-center in both policy and practice. Below, you can find links to the materials distributed at the meeting, as well as follow-up resources shared in response to discussions during the event.
About the Meeting
We recently talked with Dan Gillotte, the Chief Executive Grocer at the Wheatsville Food Cooperative in Austin, about why its important for business leaders to support progressive workplace public policies and why the co-op got involved in the fight for Paid Sick Days in Austin, Texas. Here's a summary of our interview with Dan.
CLASP: Could you tell me about your role with the Wheatsville Co-op?
The Center for Law and Social Policy (CLASP)—founded nearly 50 years ago in Washington, D.C.—is a nonpartisan, nonprofit anti-poverty organization advancing federal, state, and local policy solutions for low-income people. We view all our work through a racial equity lens, addressing the barriers people face because of race, ethnicity, and immigration status.
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.
In July 2018, CLASP hosted a convening with state education and workforce development leaders, national organizations, advocates, funders, and federal agency staff to share perspectives on four current, critical areas of career pathways work.