Ben Allen, Senator (Los Angeles, CA)

IDEA CATAGORY: Equity & Opportunity, Jobs and Entrepreneurship

Supporting California's Creative Workforce

This week, California’s governor signed NewDEAL Leader Senator Ben Allen’s California Creative Workforce Act into law, one of the first pieces of legislation to focus on workforce development for the creative arts. This act aims to alleviate the detrimental effects of COVID-19 suffered by California’s arts and culture workforce by offering grants for apprenticeships, job training opportunities, and the ability to earn a living wage through employment. To learn more about how Senator Allen’s bill will support California’s creative sector, which contributes 25% of the entire United States creative economy, read the article here.

A Model Job-Training Program

IDEA CATAGORY: Equity & Opportunity, Jobs and Entrepreneurship

This week, Labor Secretary Marty Walsh visited San Antonio, where he praised NewDEALer Mayor Ron Nirenberg’s...