CLASP helped lead the development of these child care and early learning recommendations to the Biden-Harris transition team. We were one of 183 organizations that endorsed these recommendations to ensure a strong, equitable child care and early learning system that not only benefits children, families, and early educators but also keeps women in the workforce, increases racial equity, and strengthens our economy for everyone.
The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic poses an unprecedented threat to our economy and the livelihoods of workers and their families, particularly workers paid low wages and Black, Latinx, Indigenous, and immigrant workers. The U.S. economy is slowly recovering, but not at all evenly or equitably. Communties of color continue to face some of the most severe implications of an inequitable economy.
The United States is experiencing an unequal recovery. The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic poses an unprecedented threat to our economy and the livelihoods of workers and their families, particularly workers paid low wages and Black, Latinx, Indigenous, and immigrant workers.
“'There’s a whole invisible group of workers who ensure that the rest of the economy functions,' said Pronita Gupta, director of job quality at the Center for Law and Social Policy, a non-profit."
Over the past several months, CLASP has been collecting stories from workers nationwide to amplify and assess the needs of workers during the on-going COVID-19 pandemic. This brief reports on some initial findings of workers’ challenges in balancing work and caring for themselves or loved ones when they are ill during this public health crisis.
This brief argues for a large-scale public employment program to react against a structurally racist and exclusionary labor market. It then lays out five principles of an equitable subsidized jobs program.
CLASP proposes a framework for Medicaid agencies to improve maternal mental health outcomes for women of color in a new report.