Trump’s Budget: Massive Cuts Would Hurt
millions at risk of hunger, homelessness, and unstable employment. The budget takes
from the coffers of SNAP, job training, and public education while increasing defense
spending by $54 billion. If enacted, it would significantly undermine workers and
Statement on President Trump’s budget
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President Trump's speech continues assault
on vulnerable communities
immigrants, communities of color, and poor and low-income people as burdens on
society. He also outlined policy proposals, including repealing the ACA and
block-granting Medicaid, that would hurt these populations. Meanwhile, he was
silent on proposals that would provide everyone paid family leave and make
child care more affordable.
Statement on President Trump’s speech
Block-granting Medicaid would reduce
access to health care
block-granting Medicaid. This restructuring of Medicaid financing, which is
completely unnecessary, would undermine state budgets and reduce access to
health care. In a new report, CLASP draws on lessons learned from TANF and
CCDBG to demonstrate how block grants would hurt Medicaid.
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concrete change for low-income people
CLASP is driving important policy change that helps poor and low-income people, including expanding access to post secondary education and workforce training; improving jobs through paid leave and fair scheduling; providing affordable, high-quality child care and early education; increasing education and employment for youth of color; and strengthening programs to help meet basic needs.
CLASP is a national, nonpartisan, anti-poverty nonprofit advancing policy solutions for low-income people. Working at the federal, state, and local levels, we develop practical yet visionary strategies for reducing poverty, promoting economic security, and addressing barriers faced by people of color. We combine a wide range of strategies for maximum impact, including two-generation approaches.
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The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) can help low-income, low-skilled workers overcome barriers to education and employment. CLASP’s Game Plan breaks down what you need to know to implement the law, advocate effectively with decision makers, and help families and individuals climb the economic ladder.
Fighting Back in 2017
Doubling down in states, keeping the vision alive. CLASP is standing up against President Trump’s damaging policies and defending programs that work for poor and low-income people.
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