Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky (D), a progressive champion from Illinois, this week introduced The Emergency Jobs to Restore the American Dream Act. USAction endorsed the jobs bill immediately:
“We built the middle class by decisions we made together, as Americans,” said Alan Charney, USAction director of strategy and policy. “But today, working and middle-class families are struggling, while the rich get richer and at the expense of the rest of us. It’s up to us to fight for good jobs, strong communities and shared prosperity. Congresswoman Schakowsky’s bill will put America back to work.”
We need more leaders in Washington D.C. like Jan Schakowsky, unafraid to lead where others have failed and fight for what the American people and the American economy so desperately need, jobs to drive the economy back to where it belongs. That’s exactly what this bill does, as Jordan Howard writes in the Huffington Post:
The congresswoman said that her plan would create 2.2 million jobs and decrease the unemployment rate by 1.3 percent.
“If we want to create jobs, then create jobs,” Schakowsky said in a press release. “I’m not talking about “incentivizing” companies in the hopes they’ll hire someone, or cutting taxes for the so-called job creators who have done nothing of the sort. My plan creates actual new jobs.“
How does it put America back to work? Check out below: