As poverty levels in the U.S. increase, safety nets are slashed, and families are left with few options for survival. As a result, more people are forced into difficult economic decisions, including alternative street-based economies and crime from sheer economic desperation. Many of these people are women and mothers. Among women who are fortunate enoughContinue reading “Poor, in Prison – and Pregnant”
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ACA Enrollment Figures Show More Focus Needed On Latino Communities
HHS must do more to close the Latino coverage gap; state officials who’ve resisted ACA implementation bear responsibility for making it worse. For Immediate Release: Friday, May 2, 2014 Contact: Kathy Mulady, Communications Director, email@example.com, (206) 992-8787 Seattle, WA – The Alliance for a Just Society released the following statement from executive director LeeAnn HallContinue reading “ACA Enrollment Figures Show More Focus Needed On Latino Communities”
Will Health Coverage Translate into Receiving Health Care?
LeeAnn Hall, executive director of Alliance for a Just Society, published this article originally in Huffington Post. More than 7.5 million people have signed up for new health coverage through the Affordable Care Act’s state and federal health insurance marketplaces at the close of the first enrollment period. The Department of Health and Human ServicesContinue reading “Will Health Coverage Translate into Receiving Health Care?”
Affordable Care Act Reports are Missing Data on Enrollment by Race and Ethnicity
For Immediate Release: February 17, 2014 Contact: Kathy Mulady Communications Director Kathy@allianceforajustsociety.org Affordable Care Act Reports are Missing Data on Enrollment by Race and Ethnicity The Affordable Care Act has great potential to shrink the racial gap in health coverage. But we can’t tell how it’s doing without data on race and ethnicity. AgainContinue reading “Affordable Care Act Reports are Missing Data on Enrollment by Race and Ethnicity”
Facing Race: 2010 Legislative Report Card on Racial Equity (Washington)
This report card assesses the racial impacts of decisions made in the 2010 Washington legislative session, looking at a range of policy areas, from economic justice to health to civil rights and more. A collaborative effort of many racial justice organizations, the report collectively and individually grades Washington’s legislators on their votes that either promotedContinue reading “Facing Race: 2010 Legislative Report Card on Racial Equity (Washington)”
Race Matters: Living Wage Jobs in the Current Economy
It’s always been tough for working families in the Northwest to make ends meet. The recession has made it even harder – and harder still for people of color, who have historically faced racial inequities in the job market. The economic crisis has only worsened these disparities in employment, wages, and income. Race Matters shinesContinue reading “Race Matters: Living Wage Jobs in the Current Economy”
Put Your Money Where Your Heart Is
In late May, seventy-five people from twelve different states gathered in Seattle for the inaugural two-day symposium of the Institute for Pragmatic Practice (IPP): “Put Your Money Where Your Heart Is: Building State Budgets that Reflect Our Values.”
Is Health Care Reform Just For White People?
Northwest Federation of Community Organizations Campaigns for Racial Justice in Health Although the face of the health care debate was mostly a white one, community organizations and progressive groups across the country, including the Northwest Federation of Community Organizations and the Health Rights Organizing Project, prioritized health equity in their demands for comprehensive health careContinue reading “Is Health Care Reform Just For White People?”