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Healthy Economy Opportunities


Take action to support a healthy economy

  • Support employees by providing paid time off to get vaccinated and or to take their children to get vaccinated.
  • Support paid job training and placement programs for groups that face barriers to employment, such as formerly incarcerated people, low-income communities, communities of color, and youth in foster care systems.
  • Support efforts to advance family-sustaining wage policies and benefits such as healthcare and childcare benefits, and paid sick days.
  • Help increase access to and availability of financial services that are fair and do not charge exorbitant rates for loans or processing checks for low-income families and people of color.
  • Incentivize targeted local hiring in large infrastructure projects and other publicly funded projects. 
  • Reduce barriers for groups with high rates of unemployment—such as by passing local “Ban the Box” ordinances (which prevents employers from asking applicants regarding previous histories with the criminal justice system).
  • Promote small businesses in City planning processes and identify opportunities and tools for retaining small businesses such as inclusionary zoning tools that support minority business owners.
  • Support efforts to ensure zoning helps retain quality mid-wage jobs—such as preserving industrial zones in appropriate locations. 
  • Support the diversification of quality, living wage jobs.