Allegra Baider is the Deputy Director of Public Policy at the Center for Community Change Action, a national nonprofit organization whose mission is to develop the power and capacity of low-income people, especially low-income people of color, to change the policies and institutions that affect their lives. Allegra previously worked at the Center for Law and Social Policy (CLASP) as a Senior Policy Analyst, where she focused on workforce policies to create pathways to good jobs for low-income people. Prior to joining CLASP, Allegra was a fellow at the U.S. Department of Labor where she analyzed federal job training policies. Allegra has a Masters in Social Work from the University of Michigan and a Bachelor of Arts degree from McGill University.
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August 2, 2014
This week, the Social Security Trustees released their annual report about Social Security’s finances. As usual, opponents jumped all over it, sounding the alarm bells and calling for drastic cuts. But they got it all wrong: rather than cutting Social Security we need to expand it in ways that would benefit everyone, and particularly women, who rely on the program so much.