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The Democracy Collaborative supports jobs guarantee resolution

Fighting for a new systemic vision Demanding racial equity

Resolution by Rep. Ayanna Pressley continues a decades-long movement fight for economic justice

 

For Immediate Release

Contact: Isaiah J. Poole, Vice President of Communications; 202-559-1473 ext 3012, ipoole@democracycollaborative.org

Washington DC – Following the introduction of the federal jobs guarantee resolution introduced in the House of Representatives today by Rep. Ayanna Pressley (D-Massachusetts), Democracy Collaborative President Ted Howard issued the following statement:

“The unemployment we see today is not inevitable; it’s a choice. This resolution is proof that another economic strategy is possible. 

“With a Jobs Guarantee, we can choose not to leave millions of Americans unemployed. We can choose to close the Black-White unemployment gap, the racial wealth gap, and the gender unemployment gap while building community wealth and economic opportunity for all. 

“Social movement leaders have been demanding a job guarantee for decades. We are thrilled to see congressional leaders like Rep. Ayanna Pressley building on the unfinished legacy of Ella Baker, FDR, and the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party. We encourage every member of Congress to join.”

 

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