Madison Hardee is a senior policy analyst/attorney at the Center for Law and Social Policy (CLASP), where she focuses on issues affecting access to health care and public benefits for immigrants and mixed-status families. Prior to joining CLASP, Madison spent five years as an attorney in North Carolina, where she provided direct legal representation to low-income clients across public benefit programs and saw first-hand how programs like Medicaid, SNAP and SSI reduce economic hardship, improve health, and increase stability. Madison holds a Juris Doctor from Tulane Law School and a bachelor’s degree in public health from George Washington University.
Blog Post List
February 6, 2019
With Congress refusing to enact some of his harshest proposals against people with low incomes, President Trump has relentlessly pursued alternative methods to harm families struggling to make ends meet. For more than two years, the Trump Administration has tried to use regulations and waivers as a backdoor strategy to reduce access to basic needs programs that help families thrive. As threats mount, the notice-and-comment process is gaining traction as an important part of public resistance efforts. Comments can raise the profile of an issue, help affected communities speak up, and show...
July 31, 2018
Since its beginning, the Trump Administration has attacked immigrant communities with a range of misguided proposals and executive orders that undermine civil rights and terrify families. These efforts are having devastating effects—right now and potentially long term—on the health and wellbeing of our nation’s youngest residents. Now, the White House is considering another deeply damaging policy. Draft changes to the “public charge” rule would put immigration status at risk if immigrant families seek access to programs that support health, nutrition, and economic stability. Through The Protecting Immigrant Families, Advancing Our Future campaign, the Center for Law and Social Policy (CLASP) and the National Immigration Law Center (NILC) are working with advocates across the country to fight back. Learn more and join us at https://bit.ly/PIFresources .