September Saw One of the Biggest Drops in Women’s Jobs Since Pandemic Began

September saw one of the largest dropoffs of women from the labor force since the pandemic began. The last time women left the workforce in such large numbers was in September 2020—and that’s not a coincidence. 

The start of school during the pandemic has now coincided twice with significant job losses for women, underscoring that sectors disproportionately employing women continue to be hard hit and childcare centers are struggling.

Front and Center: Guaranteed Income Helps Roneisha Know Her Worth—and Afford “a Treat Here and There”

Front and Center highlights the success of Springboard to Opportunities’ Magnolia Mother’s Trust, which this year will give $1,000 per month for 12 months to 100 families headed by Black women living in federally subsidized housing.

“I have this ability through the money from the trust to provide for my family in a hard time, because before I got that call that I was selected to be part of the program I was really struggling to keep on top of my bills and responsibilities.”

Front and Center: Guaranteed Income “Helps Low-Income Women Better Ourselves,” Says Annette, a Mother of the Magnolia Mother’s Trust

Front and Center highlights the success of Springboard to Opportunities’ Magnolia Mother’s Trust, which this year will give $1,000 per month for 12 months to 100 families headed by Black women living in federally subsidized housing.

“If I were able to sit down with our country’s leaders, I would tell them how important a program like the Magnolia Mother’s Trust is. It helps low-income women like myself better ourselves.”

Equal Rights Amendment Is a “Critical Legal Tool” To Achieve Equal Pay for Black Women

To mark Equal Pay Day for Black women on August 3, the ERA Coalition hosted a town hall with some of the nation’s leading women’s rights advocates speaking about the importance of passing the ERA to ensure pay equality for Black women.

“The Equal Rights Amendment creates a critical legal tool to combat the discrimination women face each and every single day, especially women of color.”

Front and Center: Guaranteed Income and the Child Tax Credit Are Keeping This Family Afloat

Front and Center highlights the success of Springboard to Opportunities’ Magnolia Mother’s Trust, which this year will give $1,000 per month for 12 months to 100 families headed by Black women living in federally subsidized housing.

“Now that I have the guaranteed income money coming in, I don’t have to worry about whether I can afford bills this month or be concerned about affording household supplies.”

“The child tax credit payments that started coming last month has been a huge help … to get prepared and buy my children their school things—there’s so much to get.”

Front and Center: “Invest in Yourself,” Guaranteed Income Alumna and Entrepreneur Advises Fellow Moms

Front and Center aims to put front and center the voices of Black women who are affected most by the often-abstract policies currently debated at the national level. The series highlights the success of Springboard to Opportunities’ Magnolia Mother’s Trust, which this year will give $1,000 per month for 12 months to 100 families headed by Black women living in federally subsidized housing.

“There’s this untruth that women like me sit at home and don’t do anything. … I work my butt off day and night. … To change that misconception, I think people need to hear our stories, just like this.”

Front and Center: “I Had To Quit My Job To Help My Baby,” Says Johnnie, Essential Worker and Guaranteed Income Recipient

Front and Center highlights the success of Springboard to Opportunities’ Magnolia Mother’s Trust, which this year will give $1,000 per month for 12 months to 100 families headed by Black women living in federally subsidized housing.

“I really think the government needs to have some kind of program to make sure that essential workers are taken care of if there’s another pandemic.”