Lawmakers recently passed the CARES Act. Despite wide news coverage about its economic impact rebate payments, many have questions about who’s eligible and how to receive the payments.
I testified at a Congressional hearing on a proposal to eliminate SNAP benefits for 3.1 million recipients, including almost 1 million children. In these difficult times, our country must ensure those in need have safe, affordable, and nutritious food. That’s the plea I made during that Congressional hearing before this pandemic, and it’s even more important now.
As the coronavirus pandemic and public health crisis stymies the U.S. economy, youth and adults impacted by the criminal justice system face significant challenges to achieving economic stability.
The Center for Law and Social Policy (CLASP) hosted a webinar, exploring how income support provisions in the COVID-19 response legislation intersect with existing public benefits.
"As the economy has changed to include more workers classified as independent contractors, more families have lost access to benefits like paid sick time, said Pronita Gupta of [CLASP]."
Tanya Goldman responds to the Families First Coronavirus Response Act and CARES Act provision regarding small businesses and paid leave for workers.
“People are working in jobs over which they have very little control,” said Olivia Golden, director of the Center on Law and Social Policy. “They can be laid off for reasons that have nothing to do with their willingness to work.
CLASP submitted comments on Missouri’s Targeted Benefits for Pregnant Women and Demonstration.
While the CARES Act includes some provisions that help youth and young adults, future coronavirus response legislation must directly address the issues important to young people.
Under the Native Storytelling Project, I wrote the original play Menil and Her Heart. Inspired by three traditional Cahuilla stories.