April 8, 2020

Rainey Center Launches New COVID-19 Resource for Policymakers

By Rainey Center

WASHINGTON, DC – The Joseph Rainey Center for Public Policy has launched COVID19 State Response Map and Resource Guide, to provide policymakers with analysis and remote support during the current global health crisis. This resource provides state and federal policymakers with real time information about individual state responses to the issues of citizen protection, economic recovery efforts, emergency election administration and healthcare infrastructure.

“State policymakers are on the front lines of enacting mitigation strategies for the COVID-19 crisis,” said Sarah E. Hunt, Co-Founder and CEO of the Rainey Center. “From healthcare to adapting electoral processes for the current election cycle, policymakers need to know what their counterparts are doing in other parts of the country.”

The COVID-19 State Response Map follows the introduction of the LAMP: Virtual Series, a collaborative, virtual convening for policy education, leadership development and networking platform for state policy makers. The Leadership Alliance for a More Perfect Union (LAMP), a flagship leadership development program from the Rainey Center, brings together state legislative leaders, federal government officials, corporate executives and academic experts from a variety of industries including technology, environmental and national security. Recent LAMP: Virtual expert speakers include Professor Michael T. Morley of Florida State University College of Law, Amber McReynolds of Vote at Home, and Joe Bishop-Henchman, Counsel at McDermott Will & Emery.

“The COVID-19 crisis remains a fluid situation from a public health perspective and the Rainey Center is committed to keeping our policy leaders and partners informed through the current situation and beyond,” Ms. Hunt concluded.

To access the information on the Rainey Center’s COVID-19 Response Map, please visit: https://raineycenter.org/covid19stateresponse/

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The Joseph Rainey Center for Public Policy is a post-partisan 501 (c)3 think tank and leadership development community founded on the values of equality, freedom and a more perfect union. Named for Representative Joseph Rainey, a former slave and the first African-American to serve in the U.S. House of Representatives, the Rainey Center was founded in 2018 with the goal of empowering the voices of women, minorities and mavericks in public policymaking. For more information, visit www.raineycenter.org or contact info@raineycenter.org

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