Wealth Creation and a Stronger Economy Through Robust Safety Nets
Head on over to AlterNet to see our latest op-ed by NCRW Director of Research and Programs, Shyama Venkateswar. In "Women of Color Slammed by Economic Crisis--We Must Strengthen Basic Safety Nets," Shyama argues that we must build our economy from the bottom up by strenthening basic safety nets. She says,
For true economic security, people need more than jobs and savings: they need unemployment insurance, paid sick leave, affordable quality child care, tax reform, and greater investments in health and education. They also need the ability to build wealth -- and any economic recovery efforts must include targeted programs and policies to close the wealth and income gaps faced by people of color, particularly women.
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