- David Kallick (Moderator), Immigration Research Initiative
- Anthony Capote, Immigration Research Initiative
- Jessie Hahn, National Immigration Law Center
- Paulina Lopez Gonzalez, National Domestic Workers Alliance Labs
- Kevin Slayton, Maryland Center on Economic Policy
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.
- Carrie Cole, The Bail Project Louisville
- Erin George, Clean Slate Initiative
- Tachana Marc, Florida Policy Institute
- Dominique Martin, New Virginia Majority
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.
- 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
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.