The Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) introduced a new bill that strives to decrease employment and criminal justice disparities in the Black community.
Named the Jobs and Justice Act of 2020, the legislation is divided into two parts, reports NewsOne. The jobs portion covers a wide range of issues, including workforce development, housing, wealth building, and education.
Specifically, the bill will help Black girls with opportunities to pursue careers in STEM fields, among other incentives like Black-owned businesses, personal finance, and Historically Black Colleges and Universities.
With the inclusion of the CBC’s Justice in Policing Act of 2020, the multi-tiered second section details criminal justice reform in various ways, such as improving transparency in policing and creating meaningful, structural change, the CBC legislation reads.
Ultimately, the Jobs and Justice Act of 2020 aims to “increase the upward social mobility of Black families, and help ensure equal protection under the law.”