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The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act Statement

by Cara Willis   •  

Opportunity Nation is thrilled to see bipartisan and bicameral movement on this important issue we’ve been working on since our founding in 2011. In this political environment, it is a huge win. The Workforce Investment Act (WIA) is in desperate need of reauthorization and this is a positive step for for the job training field, particularly programs that focus on youth. We applaud Representatives Kline, Foxx, Miller, Hinojosa and Senators Alexander, Isakson, Murray and Harkin for their leadership and hope that the Senate and House follow their lead.  

We’d also be remiss not to mention our excitement that the word “opportunity” is included in the title!

We’ll be hosting a briefing call with congressional staffers and other experts on Thursday, May 29 at 3:00 PM EST. Click here to RSVP.

Stay tuned for more information from us on this important moment for all of us in the opportunity field in the coming weeks!

Cara Willis

Cara Willis is the Director of Communications at Opportunity Nation, leading the campaign’s efforts to make economic opportunity a central part of the national dialogue. Cara also directs all of the campaign’s major events, including the National Opportunity Summit. Read Cara's bio.

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