In the greatest nation in the world, economic vitality and success cannot be measured solely by the nation’s unemployment rate, but by whether or not the nation’s economic and employment success is reaching our nation’s most vulnerable and in-need communities. Unfortunately, the nation’s recent economic success and growth are not being felt in New York – 15 and in the Bronx. Too many of our people are existing outside of the nation’s economy, preventing our borough from rising and our people from economically progressing. Frangell is determined to turn our District’s economy and economic opportunities around and in our favor. The people of the Bronx deserve to be full members of our country’s great economy; we are no longer going to tolerate New York – 15 and the Bronx’ high levels of unemployment and underemployment.
The poverty crisis in New York – 15 and in the Bronx need to be addressed. Current politicians have failed to rightfully bring real solutions to this poverty crisis. At times, they have contributed to this crisis by normalizing poverty, so as opposed to championing policies that eradicate and improve the poverty, they, too, sit in it, falling complement to the issue and failing to bring real change into our communities.
If elected, Frangell will stop normalizing poverty and implement practical and real-based solutions that will help uplift all of our people. Frangell proposes a Federal Jobs Guarantee for New York – 15 and the Bronx and for our nation’s most low-income communities, with viable employment that begin at $15 per hour. The Federal Jobs Guarantee would be tailored specifically for New York – 15 and the nation’s most low-income districts and most marginalized workforce. Our nation will invest in the people that it has grown used to forgetting.
The Federal Jobs Guarantee will come with benefits that are aimed at empowering this marginalized workforce, including education opportunities to advance workers’ skills and knowledge, applied healthcare that will address health-related difficulties that make it difficult for workers to continue workings (e.g., addressing mental health, etc.), permanent housing opportunities for the government-employed, respectful language and immersion classes, and other incentives to lift the people of New York – 15 and the Bronx and low-income communities throughout the nation.
Frangell pledged that we, as a people, will rework how employment and economic opportunities are approached for our most low-income and disadvantaged communities.New
He knows first-hand the difference that a quality job can have in a family’s trajectory. His mother has spent her years in the United States working in New York – 15 and the Bronx’ small business and entrepreneurial sector, sustaining a family of four by working in beauty salons throughout the borough. Frangell pledges to protect and empower small business in the Bronx and give small business leaders the tools to not only succeed, but thrive in our nation. We will build a national program where small businesswomen and men in low-income communities will receive funding and assistance for their establishments.
This campaign is committed to empowering everyone and changing how opportunities are approached. Employment in America is to be a fundamental, human right, and we will begin implementing policies that grant this right to our most forgotten people in the most low-income parts of our land.