Full Legislative History
Resolution Number: 2012-D087
Title: Urge Job-Creation Legislation
Legislative Action Taken: Concurred as Amended
Final Text:

Resolved, That the 77th General Convention of The Episcopal Church of 2012 urges the U.S. President and the Congress to approve a serious multi-faceted program as a solution to the current intolerable level of unemployment in this country; and be it further

Resolved, That such a multi-faceted program should include:

A. A bold new federal program, solely focused on the creation of new jobs:

  • Creating a long-term plan to rebuild the nation’s infrastructure.
  • Moving to a greener economy, generating new manufacturing within the United States.

B. Increased funding for job-training programs both in basic education and in vocational training for those unprepared for the current job market; strengthening employable skills programs in community colleges and increasing the number of those completing four-year college programs.

Citation: General Convention, Journal of the General Convention of...The Episcopal Church, Indianapolis, 2012 (New York: General Convention, 2012), p. 323.