Rep. Ayanna Pressley (D-MA) is calling for a federal job guarantee, contending it “lays the foundation for economic justice & freedom.”
“A reliable job. A living wage. A federal job guarantee lays the foundation for economic justice & freedom,” Pressley said on Monday, adding it is “about developing programs that meet long neglected needs in our community”:
A reliable job. A living wage.
A federal job guarantee lays the foundation for economic justice & freedom. pic.twitter.com/NMpLtjU5xh
— Ayanna Pressley (@AyannaPressley) February 23, 2021
Pressley introduced the resolution last week, which would “provide every person with an enforceable legal right to a quality job,” per her office. The program, funded by the federal government, would see the federal government work with communities to provide “public jobs for all adults seeking employment.”
Pressley’s office described the proposal as a means to achieve “true full employment” while simultaneously reducing “racial and