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:

  1. Health is the top priority, for all people, with no exceptions.
  2. Provide economic relief directly to the people.
  3. Rescue workers and communities, not corporate executives.
  4. Make a down payment on a regenerative economy, while preventing future crises.
  5. 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.