From our friends at NNSP
Dear NNSP friend,
As Congress prepares to reauthorize the Workforce Investment Act, we need your help to ensure that sector partnerships are part of the final bill.
The Strengthening Employment Clusters to Organize Regional Success (SECTORS) Act of 2009 – introduced in the Senate by Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) and Sen. Olympia Snowe (R-ME), and in the House by Rep. Dave Loebsack (D-IA) and Rep. Todd Platts (R-PA) - would establish a new federal grant program under WIA to support the creation and expansion of sector partnerships on the local and regional level.
The bill has received strong bipartisan support in Congress:
In the Senate: Endorsed by Patty Murray (D-WA), Dick Durbin (D-IL), and Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY).
In the House of Representatives: Endorsed by Steve Austria (R-OH), Joe Courtney (D-CT), Charles Dent (R-PA), Vernon Ehlers (R-MI), Marcia Fudge (D-OH), Phil Hare (D-IL), James Langevin (D-RI), Jerry McNerney (D-CA), Michael Michaud (D-ME), Chellie Pingree (D-ME), Tim Ryan (D-OH), Joe Sestak (D-PA), and Don Young (R-AK).
We thank these lawmakers for their leadership, and ask that you join them in expressing your support for the SECTORS Act. Please sign your organization up today to join NNSP in endorsing the bill, so we can show Congress the broad national support for sector strategies in the workforce and economic development community.
Click here to endorse the SECTORS Act and let your lawmakers know that sector partnerships are a vital part of our nation’s workforce strategy.