Congressional Progressive Caucus Announces First-of-Its-Kind Remote Hearing Series on Progressive Responses to the Coronavirus Crisis
April 17, 2020
Washington, D.C. — Today, the Congressional Progressive Caucus (CPC) announced the launch of a series of remote congressional hearings to examine bold solutions to the coronavirus crisis. The hearings, entitled “The Progressive COVID-19 Response: Proposals to Protect Families’ Physical and Financial Health,” will feature presentations from experts.
The series will start on Wednesday, April 29rd at 2pm Eastern/11am Pacific with a hearing entitled “Preventing Layoffs: Keeping People Employed through Worksharing and a National Paycheck Guarantee.” The hearing, which will be chaired by CPC Co-Chairs Congressman Mark Pocan (WI-02) and Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal (WA-07), will examine efforts to expand the Workshare program within Unemployment Insurance to more states and businesses, as well as legislation on a national paycheck guarantee.
Wednesday's virtual hearing will be available to watch live here.
WHAT: Congressional Progressive Caucus Remote Hearing on Preventing Layoffs: Keeping People Employed through Worksharing and a National Paycheck Guarantee
WHO: CPC Co-Chairs Mark Pocan (WI-02) and Pramila Jayapal (WA-07)
Members of the Congressional Progressive Caucus
Sharon Block, Executive Director of the Labor and Worklife Program at Harvard Law School
Amanda Ballantyne, Director of The Main Street Alliance
Owen Herrnstadt, Esq., Chief of Staff to the International President of the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers
WHERE: The hearing will air live on the Progressive Caucus’s Facebook Page
WHEN: Wednesday, April 29th at 2:00pm Eastern/11:00am Pacific