Under President Obama, we’ve now seen nearly four straight years of job growth, adding more than 9 million private sector jobs. But our economy is still bouncing back from the worst recession since the Great Depression. There’s more work to do—and this is how we’re doing it:
No one who works full time should have to raise their family in poverty. Raising the minimum wage would help ensure an honest day’s work earns every hard-working American a fair wage.
On average, a woman still earns just 77 cents for every dollar a man earns. When women are paid less than men, it hurts our families and our economy.
The Senate passed a bill that would renew unemployment insurance for millions of job-seeking Americans. Now it’s time for the House of Representatives to take action.
A strong economy starts with a strong middle class. But for too long, rising inequality and decreasing economic mobility have posed a fundamental threat to the basic bargain in America—that if you work hard and play by the rules, you can build a better life for you and your family. That’s why we need to preserve the American dream by ensuring every American has access to good-paying jobs, the opportunity to own a home, affordable health care, and a quality education.