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The Joint Center Commends Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) for Hiring Trudy Perkins, the First Black Senate Communications Director in a Personal Office in Over a Year

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 6, 2020 Contact: press@jointcenter.org The Joint Center Commends Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) for Hiring Trudy Perkins, the First Black Senate Communications Director in a Personal Office in Over a Year WASHINGTON — Today, the Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies commends U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) for hiring Trudy Perkins as communications director…

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May 27 COVID-19 Policy & Black Communities Roundup

Republicans Move Toward Stimulus A Navigator Research poll of 1,011 voters showed that the House’s $3 trillion HEROES Act received a 67% approval rating and that 50% of all respondents would disapprove if Senate Republicans don’t consider it. Taking heed to the growing sentiment for more relief, several Republican Senators threatened not to recess for…

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May 19 COVID-19 Policy & Black Communities Roundup

The Impact of the HEROES Act on Black Communities Last Friday, U.S. House Democrats passed a $3 trillion bill to address economic fallout from the coronavirus pandemic—the HEROES Act. The bill extends federal unemployment compensation, provides direct payments to individuals of $1200 per person, increases SNAP benefits, and includes resources for renters, homeowners, and the…

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The Impact of the HEROES Act on Black Communities

Last Friday, U.S. House Democrats passed a $3 trillion bill to address economic fallout from the coronavirus pandemic—the HEROES Act. Economic Support for Individuals:  African American unemployment more than doubled in April alone (from 6.7% in March to 16.7% in April), and the HEROES Act attempts to provide economic relief to families. The bill extends…

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May 11 COVID-19 Policy & Black Communities Roundup

This roundup reviews recent COVID-19 policy developments that affect Black communities. Click here for our COVID-19 policy page, which is constantly updated. This week’s roundup includes: Next Stimulus Package Still Looms: Here’s What It May Include Past Stimulus Misses Mark for Many Black Businesses House Republicans Appoint Members to Chairman Clyburn’s Oversight Committee Black Unemployment Jumps 10…

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Joint Center Co-Hosts Telehealth Webinar on ‘The Missing Link to Improving Delivery and Quality of Care for Latino and African American Communities’

The Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies and Hispanic Technology & Telecommunications Partnership (HTTP) co-hosted a telehealth webinar, The Missing Link to Improving Delivery and Quality of Care, on Monday, May 11 from 11:30 am to 12:30 pm EST. The discussion centered on how regulators and policymakers are improving access to digital health care…

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Joint Center Co-Hosts Telehealth Webinar on ‘The Missing Link to Improving Delivery and Quality of Care for Latino and African American Communities’

The Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies and Hispanic Technology & Telecommunications Partnership (HTTP) are co-hosting a telehealth webinar, The Missing Link to Improving Delivery and Quality of Care, on Monday, May 11 from 11:30 am to 12:30 pm EST. The discussion will center on how regulators and policymakers are improving access to digital…

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May 4 COVID-19 Policy & Black Communities Roundup

This roundup reviews recent COVID-19 policy developments that affect Black communities. Click here for our COVID-19 policy page, which is constantly updated. Last week, Republicans and Democrats continued to stake out their positions on the next major stimulus, and some Members made continued efforts to ensure equitable implementation of past stimulus packages.  This week, the U.S. Senate…

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Joint Center Signs Letter Urging Congress to Support Access to Affordable Broadband Internet in a Upcoming COVID-19 Stimulus Package

The Joint Center joined over 200 businesses and organizations in signing a letter to House and Senate leadership urging Congress “support access to affordable broadband internet in forthcoming COVID-19 stimulus package.” The letter signing, which was released by Public Knowledge, includes signatures from Asian Americans Advancing Justice | AAJC, HBCU Innovation Center, NAACP, National Skills…

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