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The Fight for Racial Equity During COVID-19 and Beyond

July 13, 2020

By Zachary Tashman Over the past few weeks, the National Assembly has responded to the public outcry over the killing of George Floyd and the disproportionate use of police violence towards African Americans more generally. The National Assembly and our members are committed to working with policymakers and community leaders to root out institutional racism […]

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Protecting Nonprofits from Catastrophic Cash Flow Strain

June 29, 2020

By Zachary Tashman As nonprofit organizations, particularly in the human service sector, continue to operate on the front lines to combat the dire health and economic effects of COVID-19, they are coming under increasing financial strain. One of the main areas of budgetary pressure for nonprofits is the way Unemployment Insurance (UI) is administered. Unlike […]

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Human Services are an Essential Part of Policing Reform

June 16, 2020

Nonprofit human service providers are on the frontlines every day building the foundations of communal well-being in towns and cities across our country. As members of these communities, we witness the corrosive effects of racism in our systems and institutions and are committed to eliminating it. The current turmoil and police violence in our streets […]

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Bill Highlight: Justice in Policing Act

June 16, 2020

By Zachary Tashman On June 8, House and Senate Democrats introduced the Justice in Policing Act (H.R. 7120), a legislative package designed to improve police accountability, transparency, and training. This legislation comes on the heels of nearly three weeks of nationwide protests over the killing of George Floyd by a Minneapolis police officer. Though this […]

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The National Human Services Assembly’s Response to the Killing of George Floyd

June 1, 2020

The killing of George Floyd on May 25 by a Minneapolis police officer marks another death in the long and tragic history of police violence towards Black people. The National Assembly stands in solidarity with the family and friends of George Floyd, and calls upon the human service sector to take a leading role in […]

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