These critical steps must be taken immediately to ensure the well-being of our most vulnerable and at-risk populations.
March 16, 2020
More than ever, we need to advocate for systemic change that ensures healthcare, paid sick time, access to secure shelter/housing, and support for the justice-involved.
Today, The Shriver Center on Poverty Law sent Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker a letter outlining our top policy strategies to protect communities likely to experience the harshest health, housing, court, justice system, and economic impacts from the COVID-19/Coronavirus crisis.
Our clients live in predominately disinvested communities, long victim to discriminatory policies and practices that limited their opportunities and well-being even in the best of times. They are simply without the resources to weather this health and economic crisis alone, now and for the long term.
Among our recommendations, we urge Governor Pritzker to take action to:
These critical steps must be taken immediately to ensure the well-being of our most vulnerable and at-risk populations. The Shriver Center stands ready to help our communities and our government in any way we can.
Read our recent COVID-19 communications: Response, Care, and Advocacy for the Communities We Serve