*This story originally appeared on the National Women’s Law Center (NWLC) website. It has been republished with permission.*
The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the deep gaps in our economic and social infrastructure that have resulted from decades of underinvestment and policy choices that failed to center the needs of women, people of color and families with low and moderate incomes.
It is clear that this public health crisis will exacerbate inequality along gender, racial and economic lines—since low and moderate income women and their families will be particularly vulnerable to devastating health and economic effects from a crisis of this magnitude.
To mitigate the vast impact of this public health crisis and stabilize our economy writ…