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.
This conversation/webinar, on October 29th at 3 PM ET, will feature organizations and leaders who have been at the forefront of the fight demanding police free schools. We’ll learn about their journey to decriminalize the education systems locally and nationally.
New data paints a portrait of the state of young people, both before and since the pandemic
Hear about the progress states and localities have made and what CLASP and partners have learned along the way in PATH and MOMD initiatives.
We can’t wait for economic justice. It is time for a New Deal for Youth that responds to the historic roots and current scale of the crisis. When the current, once-in-a-lifetime catastrophe is over, our future as a nation will depend on how intentionally we invest in this generation.
“We live in a country that is more concerned about making up for lost profits instead of the rising death toll—massive unemployment rates and the ones that had hardships before the pandemic occurred—but continue.” —Christian “C-STEEZ” Sutton
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.
In this brief, the Center for Law and Social Policy (CLASP) spells out why federal fiscal relief is imperative for states to avoid harsh spending cuts that will have severe consequences on communities of color and the economic recovery.
Each year the Census Bureau releases national data on income, poverty, and health insurance coverage in the United States for the previous year. The release of 2019 data provides a snapshot of where we were as a country prior to the coronavirus pandemic and before the country fell into a deep economic recession.