Anti-poverty groups condemn RAISE Act,
DACA under threat
citizenship. However, despite this bi-partisan bill, Dreamers and other immigrants are
under severe threat. Ten states have demanded that President Trump rescind the
DACA program by September 17. Meanwhile, CLASP and 170 other anti-poverty
groups have condemned the RAISE Act, legislation that would drastically reduce
immigration to the U.S.
Statement on the RAISE Act
Blog post on DACA
Senate Rejects Repeal of Affordable
Care Act (ACA), preventing tens of millions of people from losing their
Read CLASP's press statement
health insurance. The vote is the culmination of months of passionate
advocacy by organizations and individuals across the country.
“Everybody Got Their Go-Throughs”:
Young Adults on the Frontlines of Mental Health
implications of the Medicaid expansion and why the Affordable Care Act’s mental health
parity and prevention provisions are essential for low-income young adults. The report
also outlines a set of principles for mental health policy and practice. Our related health
justice fact sheet also outlines the top five ways the ACA has changed the game for low-
income young adults and the top five threats to low-income young adults under Republican
Report and infographics
Health justice fact sheet
Trump's budget request: an assault on
people, state and local budgets, and our shared national interest. In addition to $54
billion in domestic cuts, the budget would slash $1.7 trillion from programs like
Medicaid, nutrition assistance, and TANF. CLASP’s Olivia Golden explained in The
New York Times: “This is overall an assault on a wide range of ordinary Americans
for the purpose of providing tax cuts to the wealthiest.”
Statement on FY2018 budget request
Olivia Golden quoted in New York Times
CLASP translates complex policies into
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.
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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