Webinar: The Impact of Advocacy in a Pandemic

Shriver Center advocates share updates on their COVID-19 response work and impact.

The COVID-19 crisis has laid bare the racism and poverty that many communities experience daily. Low-wage workers, many of whom find themselves on the frontlines as essential workers and more exposed to illness, continue to struggle with access to healthcare, paid sick leave and other necessary supports. The affordable housing crisis is quickly worsening; one third of Americans did not pay rent in April. Undocumented immigrants have been largely left out of the recovery, particularly access to healthcare, which is crucial in a public health crisis. And families caught in the foster care system struggle to remain intact.

Since the initial weeks of the pandemic, the Shriver Center has been advocating all on fronts to call out the necessary law and policy changes and budget allocations needed to sustainably bring this response to scale. At a webinar given on May 18, several Shriver Center advocates shared updates on their COVID-19 response work and impact.

Watch a video recording of the webinar on our YouTube channel, and download the slide presentation.

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Our laws and policies must support people by ensuring fair work at a living wage and by providing the income supports families need to be successful.

Everyone deserves access to affordable, comprehensive healthcare no matter their income, race, gender, or where they're from.

All people should have the right to a safe, stable home to build better futures for themselves and their families.

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