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Cost of Republican Inaction, Volume 3: The Price of Inaction is Highest for Poor Families and Low-Wealth Americans   [open pdf - 685KB]

From the Executive Summary: "From the COVID-19 [coronavirus disease 2019] pandemic, to the worst unemployment numbers since the Great Depression, to the widespread effects of systemic racism, no one feels the sense of urgency of this moment more acutely than low-wealth and poor families. The issues we prioritize, and the investments we make - or don't make - have long-term consequences for people who are barely making ends meet in the best of times. This is especially true for the poor, many people of color, immigrant families, and our tribal communities. Low-wage work - and our nation's failure to pay even essential workers a living wage - keeps many workers in poverty and unable to meet their family's most basic needs. In the midst of the pandemic, those needs have increased. [...] The longer Republicans fail to act, the more poor families and low-wealth Americans suffer, and the greater the likelihood that we will emerge from this recession with even greater racial and economic inequality than when we entered it."

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The Cost of Republican Inaction v.3
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2020-06-17
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Democratic Policy Committee: https://www.democrats.senate.gov/
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