The House this week is considering the $1.9 trillion rescue package from the Biden administration, designed to deal with the coronavirus pandemic and related economic pain in a way that also furthers equity. So what’s in it?
Author: Chabeli Carrazana, The 19th
Two Decades in the Making, Rosa DeLauro’s Plan To Cut Child Poverty in Half Is on the Brink of Passing
Since 2003, Rep. Rosa DeLauro has been a voice—sometimes the lone one—in a push to expand the child tax credit to the nation’s poorest children. With President Joe Biden’s support, the plan is likely to pass.
“I Am Just Out of Energy This Year”: In a Pandemic Holiday, Women Still Do It All
Pressure and guilt, in all their forms, converge around this time every year, when the invisible work women typically do at home gets ratcheted up a few notches for the holidays. Add to that the pandemic, which has claimed more than 300,000 U.S. lives and, at its worst point, 20.8 million jobs. People are burnt out. Women most of all.
And yet, the household work—who keeps track of what groceries to buy, what appointments to make, the outfits needed for the holiday photos—continues to fall on women, as it historically has.
The Women Who Could Lead Biden’s Economic Recovery
A significant number of women are being considered for key economic slots in the Biden administration, including as secretaries of Treasury, Commerce and Labor.
Latinas Have the Power To Be a Decisive Force This Election—If They Turn Out
The Latina electorate has the potential to flip swing states and congressional districts. This may be the year it does.
“I truly do believe that Latinas can be the deciders this election,” says Stephanie Valencia, president and co-founder of Equis, a Latinx research firm.
Latinas Had the Highest Unemployment Rate This Year—and It’s Driving Them to Vote
In April, one in five Latinas were jobless. In November, unemployment will be on their minds.
A record 32 million Latinx people are eligible to vote this year, making them the largest racial or ethnic minority in a presidential election for the first time.
Public Sector Job Loss Is Coming. Women Will Be Hit Hardest.
Women continue to weather the worst of this coronavirus-induced economic storm, but out in the horizon, another disturbance is forming.
Public sector jobs are expected to take a greater hit as plummeting tax revenues across the country slash local and state government budgets, setting off layoffs and furloughs. When the job losses come, it’ll be women who will be most at risk.
Black Women Promoted at Far Lower Rates Than White Men, Report Finds
Barriers to entry persist for many Black women who find themselves underrepresented, undervalued and, often, disrespected at work.