Left Out: Why We Must Center Women of Color in the Next COVID-19 Relief Package

“To be frank, women fuel this economy. Before COVID-19, almost 70% of women aged 20 to 64 were in the labor force and women comprised more than half of all workers. Women with children, especially women of color, are increasingly likely to be breadwinners for their families and they provide more child care and domestic labor at home than men. Businesses owned by women of color are growing at faster rates than other firms, and women make a majority of consumer purchases. Despite these and other significant contributions to the U.S. economy, the experiences of women during this crisis have been often overlooked in the federal response to COVID-19. And Black, Latinx, Native American, and Asian American and Pacific Islander women have been left out of the discussion altogether.”

In this article published in Spotlight on Poverty and Opportunity, by CWWG Deputy Director Dominique Derbigny and Center for American Progress Senior Fellow Jocelyn Frye, a compelling case is made for centering women of color in the next COVID-19 relief package.

Read the article here.