In 2013, she was a Fellow in The Academy for Leadership and Action at National Gay and Lesbian Task Force.
- Hopkins School, 2011
- Barnard College, School year 2015
New Haven People's Center
On August 8, 2011, "Third District voters gave U.S. Rep. Rosa DeLauro a simple message to bring back to Washington: It’s all about jobs".
Connecticut AFL-CIO, faith-based groups, community leaders and organizations in the We Are One coalition coordinated a roundtable discussion Monday with DeLauro, of New Haven, at the Second Star of Jacob church on Chapel Street.
“I have three to four months of unemployment benefits left, and actually, no prospect for a job,” said Alexandra Ferreira, a college-educated mother of an 8-year-old boy. “People need to work so they can take care of themselves, their families, their communities. Until more jobs are available, people need to have access to government assistance, that should include health care.”
DeLauro said she is sponsoring legislation that would make it illegal for employers to advertise that long-term unemployed people should not apply for an open position and a bill to boost economic development, infrastructure maintenance and improvements and create jobs.
She sponsored the Manufacturing Reinvestment Act, which allows companies to save up to $500,000 a year in pretax contributions in a community bank for up to seven years. The funds would be taxed at a low rate and could be used to buy equipment, improve facilities or for job training.
“I got the idea from the New Haven Manufacturers Association,” DeLauro said.
Joe Guerrera, community and government relations director for the International Union of Operating Engineers and an unemployed construction worker, spoke in favor of generating construction jobs in the state, not just talking about it.
DeLauro said that even though the stimulus package created millions of jobs, she does not believe it was large enough.
Inez Bell, a recent high school graduate, and Brian Boorman, a teacher and member of the Middletown Federation of Teachers, both said the government should invest more, not less, in education and helping students who want to pursue higher education but do not have the financial means.