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Shared Crisis, Shared Solutions: State and Local Responses to COVID-19

Wednesday, May 13, 2020
3:00 pm4:30 pm

The federal response to COVID-19 has failed to address the key areas of immediate need for immigrant communities, but states and localities across the country have stepped up to provide relief in the form of economic support, access to healthcare, testing, and treatment, and workplace protections. Join us as we hear from representatives from Austin and Minneapolis on how their immigrant-inclusive emergency public funds are structured and what impact it’s having; and representatives from Workers Defense on how they were able to advocate for more relief for immigrant communities. We’ll also provide an overview of existing benefits and highlight successful models from other states.