Two national groups put a spotlight on FPI’s work with the Fund Excluded Worker Coalition that resulted in $2.1 billion toward allowing undocumented immigrants to get something like what others in New York got in unemployment benefits and stimulus payments. This was a historic victory that the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities and the Economic Policy Institute are encouraging other states to follow!
CBPP: Whitney Tucker, Deputy Director of Research at the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, pointed to the fund as a prime example of anti-racist measures in state budgets around the country, and also highlighted FPI’s role in raising $4.3 billion in taxes on the wealthy.
EPI: The Economic Policy Institute asked FPI’s David Dyssegaard Kallick to tell the story of the Excluded Worker campaign in a blog post that was widely shared.
It’s great to see FPI’s work used as a model!