Immigrant families in New Jersey and nationwide have been excluded from critical COVID-19 relief. As New Jersey and the rest of the country continue to have social distancing restrictions in place, a response that excludes immigrants and their families will undermine public health and the economic recovery.
While the U.S. Supreme Court recently made it unlawful for employers to discriminate against LGBTQ+ workers based on their sexual orientation and gender identity, organizations still have to go the extra mile to assure community members are being included, appreciated, and feel safe.
"Thanks to the pandemic, the Center for Law and Social Policy estimates that childcare centers need a $9.6 billion bailout per month as a result of their unexpected closures and the need for lower staff-to-child ratios and new sanitary guidelines."
Public benefit programs are racist. They are also essential. It is critical that we understand the history of the safety net in the United States because, without recognition of past and present harm, we run the serious risk of complicity in upholding systems of white supremacy.
"The Center for Law and Social Policy, a national policy research organization, estimates that Florida could receive more than $3.1 billion in funds for the federal block grant if the relief fund is approved in full."
Kate Gallagher-Robbins was quoted about the importance of child care in proposed economy plan: “It’s a huge recognition of the importance of child care both for families and the economy."
CLASP Executive Director Olivia Golden reflects on the life of Rep. John Lewis and his commitment to economic, social, and racial justice.
As advocates seek to hold the president and his administration accountable for their dangerous law and order agenda, Congress must also act. Policymakers can support the safety of people of color by shifting resources from policing to programs that help all communities thrive.
By Rosa M. García, Molly Bashay, and Asha Banerjee