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(WEBINAR) Work Requirements Don’t Work: What’s At Stake & What Can We Do?

by Elizabeth Lower-Basch; Melissa Young; Rebecca Vallas; Ronald Johnson

Mar 21, 2018

This webinar outlined the current and potential threats to basic assistance programs with a specific focus on work requirements; provided an on-the-ground perspective about how imposing work requirements in exchange for basic supports will hurt low-income individuals and especially people of color; and shared communications tools and tactics for how to reframe the work requirements narrative and advocate for positive strategies to end chronic unemployment and poverty.


Moderator: Melissa Young of Heartland Alliance's National Initiatives on Poverty & Economic Opportunity


 Panelists: Elizabeth Lower-Basch of Center on Law and Social Policy, Ronald Johnson of Heartland Alliance Health, and Rebecca Vallas of Center for American Progress