AASHE recently supported the 5 Principles for a Just COVID-19 Relief and Stimulus that include a call for COVID-19 relief and stimulus packages to contribute to a just recovery by upholding these five principles:
- Health is the top priority, for all people, with no exceptions.
- Provide economic relief directly to the people.
- Rescue workers and communities, not corporate executives.
- Make a down payment on a regenerative economy, while preventing future crises.
- Protect our democratic process while protecting each other.
We, as an organization, believe that these principles can provide a framework to guide decisions that will impact our society for decades to come.