EARNCon Session: Creating a Care Economy: Advancing Racial and Gender Justice by Building a Care Infrastructure in the States

Speakers

  • Kyra Miller (Moderator), National Women’s Law Center
  • Victor Sanchez, Los Angeles Alliance for a New Economy
  • Tiffany Ferrette, Center for Law and Social Policy
  • Erika Washington, Make It Work Nevada

 

Session Description

This session will focus on what states can do to build a better care system, inclusive of child care, paid leave, and long-term care provisions including nursing facilities home and community-based services. Panelists will discuss equitable implementation of remaining relief dollars, state best practices on CCDBG and other care investments, campaign to improve care provisioning and working conditions in nursing facilities in Los Angeles County, narrative change work to position child care and home and community-based services as public goods, and long-term base-building work with a growing care movement centering racial and gender justice.

EARNCon Session: EARN in the South Barriers to Employment Action Fair

Speakers

  • Carrie Cole, The Bail Project Louisville
  • Erin George, Clean Slate Initiative
  • Tachana Marc, Florida Policy Institute
  • Dominique Martin, New Virginia Majority

 

Session Description

This session will bring together our Earn in the South partners to share their efforts and exchange strategies about how to lower barriers to employment and income raised by involvement in the criminal justice system. Participants will visit multiple stations in a science fair style where a host will facilitate dialogue regarding four different topics: criminal fines and fees; occupational licensing; expungement and sealing; and cash bail. Participants will have an opportunity to rotate to new stations to join the conversation about different topics. After four rotations, participants may go back to any station they like to continue their conversations and exchange contact information with other participants.

Immigrant worker rights, organizing, and excluded workers

Speakers

David Kallick (Moderator), Immigration Research Initiative
Anthony Capote, Immigration Research Initiative

 

Session Description

The social and political climate of the past few years has led to bold advocacy around immigrant rights and worker organizing. Delivery workers and farm laborers have advanced their organizing strategies and achieved policy wins. Work-related programs such as unemployment compensation and the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) have been extended to formerly excluded workers. The Biden administration has made changes to immigration enforcement to reduce immigrant workers’ barriers to organizing and is now being pressured to do more. Join this session to discuss the state-level strategies that have worked and the immigrant-led workplace organizing that is happening in states around the country.

 

EARNCon Session: Unemployment Insurance Reform is a Racial Equity Imperative

Speakers

  • Kyra Miller (Moderator), National Women’s Law Center (NWLC)
  • Victor Sanchez, Los Angeles Alliance for a New Economy (LAANE)
  • Tiffany Ferrette, Center for Law and Social Policy (CLASP)
  • Erika Washington, Make It Work Nevada

 

Session Description

In this session, panelists will discuss unemployment insurance (UI) developments at the state and federal levels and explain why UI reform is a racial equity imperative. The session will provide EARN groups opportunities to share and learn from each other’s recent experiences and strategies on state-level unemployment insurance reform and provide information about further opportunities for state UI advocates to connect.