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CHN’S COVID-19 Watch: Tracking Hardship
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May 22, 2020

Joblessness is skyrocketing; families are running out of food, losing health insurance, and failing to pay rent. Congress must respond NOW! Check out CHN's latest COVID-19 Watch: Tracking Hardship.

COVID-19 and the safety net: Is it safe enough? 
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May 21, 2020

Luis of Clearwater, Florida, was furloughed from his job on March 18. He applied for unemployment, but after two months, still had not heard back from the state and had not received a cent in compensation. He is not alone. Nationwide, millions of Americans have been unsuccessful in their efforts to access unemployment; some have not even managed to apply due to factors including crashed web sites, busy signals, and lack of adequate staffing in unemployment offices. 

Working moms deserve a new New Deal
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May 20, 2020

The United States currently faces an economic crisis of climactic proportions. Working families who were already teetering on the brink of financial insolvency now face mass unemployment and a deeply uncertain future. In an economy in which women make up nearly two in three workers in low paid jobs — nearly half of whom are women of color — the burden of this economic collapse will fall disproportionately along gendered and racial lines. We need a new New Deal that does not leave out domestic workers and farmworkers like the first one did, but rather sets workers up for stability both during this crisis and in the recovery to follow.

CHN’s COVID-19 Watch: Tracking Hardship
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May 15, 2020

Week after week, the toll of the pandemic grows, damaging the health and economic security of millions. Joblessness is skyrocketing; shocking numbers are running out of food, losing health insurance, and failing to pay rent. Congress’ response must match the severity of the downturn to prevent another Great Depression.

A New COVID-19 Crisis: Lockdown and Intimate Terrorism 
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May 15, 2020

“Violence is not confined to the battlefield. For many women and girls, the threat looms largest where they should be safest – in their own homes.” These words, spoken by United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, shine light on another devastating condition that has been flourishing under the reign of COVID-19, domestic abuse. The fact is that lockdowns and quarantines, while effective in reducing the spread of the coronavirus, have the potential to trap those with abusive partners. 

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