COVID-19 Exposes Deadly Gaps in Our Social Safety Net

Poverty is not caused by poor people; it’s caused by system failure, discrimination and intentional exploitation. And our response to COVID-19 proves that it does not have to be this way. Together, we can create systems built to ensure that low-income communities and communities of color do not repeatedly bear the brunt of acts of nature like the coronavirus, or the human-made acts of inequitable laws and policies. We can make systems that work for low-income communities and communities of color all the time, not just during a crisis.

Op-Ed (Virginia)

Angela Ciolfi
Virginia Mercury
March 19, 2020
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Legal Aid Justice Center Advocacy During the Coronavirus Pandemic

Tags: Coronavirus, COVID-19, Debt Collection, Education, Employment, Housing: Eviction, Immigration

Organizations mentioned/involved: Legal Aid Justice Center (Virginia)


Op-ed by Legal Aid Justice Center Executive Director Angela Ciolfi