Mara Keisling on Obama’s Jobs Proposal

From Mara Keisling of NCTE on President Obama’s proposed jobs program:

“The President’s job proposals would be very positive for trans people and LGBT People more generally. Because we are disproportionately likely to be among the long-term unemployed, job credits for employers who hire long-term unemployed and prohibiting discrimination against long-term unemployed will be especially important” and she added, “Our community doesn’t talk enough about the long-term unemployed problem. Getting fired isn’t our biggest problem; getting fired and staying unemployed or underemployed is deadly.” – Mara Keisling