Rep. Brenda Lawrence Named Co-Chair of House Democrats’ Jobs for America Task Force to Create Aggressive Jobs, Economic Agenda
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Rep. Lawrence announced that she will serve in a leadership role in the House Democratic Caucus Jobs for America Task Forces, a unified effort from the House Democratic Caucus to craft a real legislative agenda that will benefit hardworking Americans and middle-class families. The Congresswoman will serve as co-chair for the Jobs with Dignity Task Force:
“The workforce of this great nation deserves a safe working environment, fair wages, employment benefits and a sense of security for the future. I am proud to serve as co-chair of the House Democrats’ Jobs for America Task Force and I am excited about pushing for real legislative solutions to support not only jobs, but jobs with dignity.” –Congresswoman Brenda Lawrence (MI-14)
By restoring the traditional employment benefits enjoyed by previous generations, the Jobs With Dignity task force will develop ideas to raise wages and increase profit-sharing, stand up for workers’ rights and benefits, and provide genuine financial and retirement security to all Americans.
The Jobs with Dignity Task Force is one of five Democratic Caucus Jobs For America Task Forces aimed at identifying opportunities and solutions for American workers in five key areas: Rebuilding America, Jobs With Dignity, Access to Jobs, New Economy, and Reinvesting in Our Returning Heroes. In the coming months, co-chairs of each task force will meet with business and labor leaders, issue experts, and American workers to develop policy goals and solutions that will benefit all Americans. The effort was launched by the House Democratic Caucus.
“Workers deserve access to safe and secure jobs that give them the ability to climb the ladders of opportunity and build a nest egg for their golden years. Unfortunately, we’ve seen these opportunities dwindle, and that must change,” said House Democratic Caucus Chairman Joe Crowley (D-NY). “Democrats are committed to bringing these jobs back, and I’m grateful to Congresswoman Brenda Lawrence for her leadership in this important task force. We need to do all we can to put Americans back to work in good-paying, reliable jobs that will allow them the future they deserve.”
For more information on the House Democratic Caucus’ Jobs for America Task Forces, please visit: www.dems.gov/jobsforamerica