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COVID-19 Racial Injustice

April Fairfield

Bush Fellowship
24 months

Bismarck, ND — While North Dakotans enjoy a strong economy and enviable fiscal health due to an oil boom, those benefits have not remedied the underfunding of programs for low-income people as policymakers have prioritized reducing government spending and growing reserves. Additionally, complicated revenue allocations mean that few policy discussions are infused with accurate fiscal information. My goal is to use analysis to highlight the implications of our state’s budget priorities in order to facilitate grassroots activism and inform asset-building work that counters regressive fiscal policies. My work will focus in the key areas of education, outreach and advocacy, and will connect to the broad agenda of poverty reduction in North Dakota.