COVID RESPONSE

The coronavirus pandemic is illustrating just how broken our economic and legal systems are — and how urgent it is to fix them. In a public health emergency, we are only as healthy as those who are most vulnerable, least economically secure, and least able to access social and legal services.

That’s why the People’s Parity Project is organizing law students to help our trusted partners respond to some of the most urgent legal needs in this unprecedented moment.

Want to Pitch In?

Our top priority is everybody’s safety and well-being — physical and mental. If you’re a student who is able and interested in contributing (remotely, of course) to research and writing needs, we and others would love to have your help.

What We’re Working On

UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE

Pressuring states to expand UI to excluded workers, especially misclassified independent contractors.

STIMULUS

Researching the requirements for direct cash payments proposed by Congress and ensuring that immigrant families are included.

PAID SICK LEAVE

Amplifying research on paid sick and family leave, like which major employers still aren’t offering paid sick leave.

CORPORATE IMMUNITY

Fighting corporate immunity that would give employers a free pass to break safety and health laws

The latest

The American Prospect: The Journey of the Jobless

The American Prospect: The Journey of the Jobless

Kalena Thomhave writes for The American Prospect: It’s not just inadequate benefit amounts and antiquated rules that workers have to deal with, but also poor communication by the state departments themselves. Combine a systemic overload with confusing directions that...

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Join the COVID-19 Rapid Response/Systems Summer Institute

Join the COVID-19 Rapid Response/Systems Summer Institute

The People’s Parity Project (PPP), the Systemic Justice Project (SJP), and the Justice Catalyst (JC) are excited to announce our COVID-19 Rapid Response/Systems Summer Institute, which will employ law students in full-time (or volunteer part-time) summer legal...

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Calling All Law Students! Help with Legal Research on COVID-19

Calling All Law Students! Help with Legal Research on COVID-19

Calling all law students! We are facing the worst public health and economic crisis of our lifetimes. Mounting layoffs. Workers forced to risk their lives by coming into work — or sent home on unpaid leave when they have bills to pay. Families with no idea how to make...

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