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Commentary: Make sure O.C.’s poor and immigrant communities can properly access unemployment insurance

Daily Pilot, May 15, 2020 (Opinion)

May 15, 2020

Commentary: Make sure O.C.’s poor and immigrant communities can properly access unemployment insurance

Virginia Parks, UC Irvine professor and chair of urban planning and public policy writes, “The COVID-19 crisis throws Orange County’s pronounced local disparities into sharp relief. Our shared local economic health deserves an even sharper, more strategic, and more equitable relief effort. Like Wisconsin during the Great Depression, California and Orange County should lead the nation in policy first-response.”