Olivia Golden was quoted about CLASP's support for the Coronavirus Immigrant Families Protection Act.
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]."
The bipartisan Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, which was passed by Congress and enacted on March 27, 2020, includes resources specifically targeted to individuals and families with low incomes affected by the public health and economic crises. This fact sheet describes key provisions, considerations, and action steps for how state child care agencies can make the most of resources provided through the Act.
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.
The COVID-19 pandemic is having devastating implications for workers earning low wages and their families. Learn more about CLASP's work in responding to COVID-19.