Jenny Weissbourd on advocating for essential workers

WorkingNation interviews leaders in public, private, and nonprofit spheres at the virtual JFF Horizons conference as part of our #WorkingNationOverheard campaign

Jenny Weissbourd is the senior project manager of the Economic Opportunities Program at The Aspen Institute. The organization states, “We drive change through dialogue, leadership, and action to help solve the greatest challenges of our time.”

Weissbourd says it is time to advocate more strongly for essential workers.

Weissbourd notes, “It’s important to name the fact that policies and advancements that excluded people, in particular, the exclusion of domestic and agricultural workers from some of those rights and protections was racist and it was wrong. We can’t do policy-making that way anymore.”

WorkingNation interviewed Weissbourd for #WorkingNationOverheard as a media partner with the JFF Horizons 2020 conference. You can watch all the interviews on our YouTube channel.

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