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<img alt="" src="/news/PublishingImages/Image-1%20(1).png" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Vice President Biden Announces Biden Institute Policy Advisory Board<p><br></p><p><br></p><p><br></p><p><br></p><p>WASHINGTON – On Thursday, March 22, Vice President Joe Biden is announcing the formation of a policy advisory board to support his work at the Biden Institute, as well as a set of new policy ideas to make sure Americans are able to obtain quality jobs that will grow the middle class and our economy. The Policy Advisory Board includes some of the most important voices on pressing issues facing America today (see list of board members below). These experts will work with Vice President Biden and the Biden Institute to shape, influence, and solve these policy challenges .“Joe Biden has been a leader for working Americans for his entire career,” said Mary Kay Henry, President of the Service Employees International Union. “I am thrilled to join the Policy Advisory Board at the Biden Institute and look forward to working with Vice President Biden to find solutions that will help working people unite so they can use their power in numbers. "Vice President Biden is announcing the policy board at a Biden Institute event in Washington, where he is also releasing ideas to keep Americans working and succeeding today and in a future of increasing automation and globalization. These policy ideas are the result of work done by Vice President Biden and the Biden Institute after an event last fall where the Vice President convened experts to frame the challenges posed by automation and globalization. As part of that event, Vice President Biden published a <a href="https://udel.us10.list-manage.com/track/click?u=cda8f12b37675c2c585a29d8b&id=b3bc311419&e=3bc4549e25" target="_blank" data-saferedirecturl="https://www.google.com/url?hl=en&q=https://udel.us10.list-manage.com/track/click?u%3Dcda8f12b37675c2c585a29d8b%26id%3Db3bc311419%26e%3D3bc4549e25&source=gmail&ust=1522161223188000&usg=AFQjCNEIn-AfD4hEoNdKc_E02BZSOHM-fg">blog post</a> emphasizing that a job is about more than a paycheck – it is also about dignity and about one’s place in their community. “To put workers first, we have three promises to keep,” said Vice President Biden in a new piece published today on the <a href="https://udel.us10.list-manage.com/track/click?u=cda8f12b37675c2c585a29d8b&id=24786cad57&e=3bc4549e25" target="_blank" data-saferedirecturl="https://www.google.com/url?hl=en&q=https://udel.us10.list-manage.com/track/click?u%3Dcda8f12b37675c2c585a29d8b%26id%3D24786cad57%26e%3D3bc4549e25&source=gmail&ust=1522161223188000&usg=AFQjCNFv1D5Q9_qspig2XT2uidVYFWs7uw">Biden Institute Blog</a> and <a href="https://udel.us10.list-manage.com/track/click?u=cda8f12b37675c2c585a29d8b&id=cc5854ee93&e=3bc4549e25" target="_blank" data-saferedirecturl="https://www.google.com/url?hl=en&q=https://udel.us10.list-manage.com/track/click?u%3Dcda8f12b37675c2c585a29d8b%26id%3Dcc5854ee93%26e%3D3bc4549e25&source=gmail&ust=1522161223188000&usg=AFQjCNFWqWVSQ0PglGHczWYWwD4RS8XsBg">Biden Forum</a>. “First, we need to make sure hard-working Americans have the skills and opportunities to succeed in the jobs of the future. Second, we need to make sure people are paid fairly for their work – meaning those who work hard and do their part should share in the benefits from their contributions, allowing them to earn a good living and get ahead. And third, we need policies that allow the middle class to maintain or improve their standard of living. A small pay raise doesn’t help much if the costs of housing, health care, and education are rising significantly more. "Today, the Vice President put forward <a href="https://udel.us10.list-manage.com/track/click?u=cda8f12b37675c2c585a29d8b&id=ae063053a1&e=3bc4549e25" target="_blank" data-saferedirecturl="https://www.google.com/url?hl=en&q=https://udel.us10.list-manage.com/track/click?u%3Dcda8f12b37675c2c585a29d8b%26id%3Dae063053a1%26e%3D3bc4549e25&source=gmail&ust=1522161223188000&usg=AFQjCNHMraj-8qIvU1wJuYQmh-rehtpCnA">details</a> regarding how all of us – Democrats and Republicans, business leaders and labor leaders, employers and workers – can work together to achieve this first promise: making sure hard-working Americans have the skills and opportunities to get a good job and keep it. In the coming months, the Biden Institute will examine additional solutions related to helping workers succeed. Vice President Biden will host a public panel discussion on these issues at the Newseum. Panel participants are listed below:<br></p><ul><li><strong>Heather Boushey,</strong> Executive Director and Chief Economist at the Washington Center for Equitable Growth;</li><li><strong>Tom Donohue</strong>, President and CEO, United States Chamber of Commerce;</li><li><strong>Dr. Charlene M. Dukes</strong>, President of Prince George's Community College; and</li><li><strong>Justin Fairfax</strong>, Lieutenant Governor, Commonwealth of Virginia.</li></ul><p>Read more about the Vice President’s policy ideas in his <a href="https://udel.us10.list-manage.com/track/click?u=cda8f12b37675c2c585a29d8b&id=2824c26f57&e=3bc4549e25" target="_blank" data-saferedirecturl="https://www.google.com/url?hl=en&q=https://udel.us10.list-manage.com/track/click?u%3Dcda8f12b37675c2c585a29d8b%26id%3D2824c26f57%26e%3D3bc4549e25&source=gmail&ust=1522161223188000&usg=AFQjCNEf_faBZeOYUER5j0-U1zjfNSCCqw">blog post</a> and in the attached <a href="https://udel.us10.list-manage.com/track/click?u=cda8f12b37675c2c585a29d8b&id=ea250a09fd&e=3bc4549e25" target="_blank" data-saferedirecturl="https://www.google.com/url?hl=en&q=https://udel.us10.list-manage.com/track/click?u%3Dcda8f12b37675c2c585a29d8b%26id%3Dea250a09fd%26e%3D3bc4549e25&source=gmail&ust=1522161223188000&usg=AFQjCNEE30F2bUfG5moFLV2LQciW6_29ww">fact sheet</a>. For more information on the March 22 event, see previous <a href="https://udel.us10.list-manage.com/track/click?u=cda8f12b37675c2c585a29d8b&id=6656ac3cc5&e=3bc4549e25" target="_blank" data-saferedirecturl="https://www.google.com/url?hl=en&q=https://udel.us10.list-manage.com/track/click?u%3Dcda8f12b37675c2c585a29d8b%26id%3D6656ac3cc5%26e%3D3bc4549e25&source=gmail&ust=1522161223188000&usg=AFQjCNHes-VaS0pFkrJBnRHDU2kVFw6qjw">Media Advisory</a>.</p><strong>BIDEN INSTITUTE POLICY ADVISORY BOARD</strong><ul><li><strong>Sarah Bianchi</strong>, Chair, Policy Advisory Board, Biden Institute; Former Head of Economic and Domestic Policy for Vice President Biden and Global Head of Policy Development, Airbnb</li><li><strong>Byron Auguste</strong>, CEO and Co-Founder, Opportunity@Work; Former Deputy Director of the National Economic Council, The White House</li><li><strong>Heather Boushey</strong>, Executive Director and Chief Economist, Washington Center for Equitable Growth</li><li><strong>Donna Boyer</strong>, Vice President Product, Stitch Fix; Member, Board of Directors, Girls in Tech Agnes Budzyn, Managing Director, Head of the Office of the Founder, Consensys</li><li><strong>Dr. Charlene M. Dukes</strong>, President, Prince George's Community College</li><li><strong>Anthony Foxx</strong>, Managing Partner & Founder, Related Infrastructure; Former Secretary of the U.S. Department of Transportation</li><li><strong>Don Gips</strong>, Former U.S. Ambassador to South Africa; Principal, Albright Stonebridge Group</li><li><strong>Juleanna Glover</strong>, Corporate Consultant</li><li><strong>Don Graves</strong>, Executive Vice President Corporate Community Initiatives & Relations, KeyBank; Former Counselor to Vice President Biden</li><li><strong>Danielle Gray</strong>, Chief Legal Officer, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina; Former Cabinet Secretary, The White House</li><li><strong>Deepak Gupta</strong>, Founding Principal, Gupta Wessler PLCC; Former Senior Counsel, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau</li><li><strong>Mary Kay Henry</strong>, President, Service Employees International Union</li><li><strong>Eric Mindich</strong>, Founder and CEO of Eton Park Capital Management</li><li><strong>Ernie Moniz</strong>, Former Secretary of the U.S. Department of Energy</li><li><strong>Jim Murren</strong>, Chairman and CEO of MGM Resorts International</li><li><strong>Dr. Vivek Murthy</strong>, Former Surgeon General of the United States</li><li><strong>Thomas R. Nides</strong>, Managing Director and Vice Chairman of Morgan Stanley; Former Deputy Secretary of State</li><li><strong>David Plouffe</strong>, President of Policy and Advocacy, Chan Zuckerberg Initiative; Former Senior Advisor to President Barack Obama and Campaign Manager, Obama for President; Member, Wall of Fame, University of Delaware</li><li><strong>Bruce Reed</strong>, Co-Founder and CEO of Civic; Former Chief of Staff for Vice President Biden Arturo S. Rodríguez, President, United Farm Workers of America</li><li><strong>Harold Schaitberger</strong>, General President, International Association of Fire Fighters</li><li><strong>Peter Scher</strong>, Chairman of the Mid-Atlantic Region and Global Head of Corporate Responsibility, JPMorgan Chase & Co.</li><li><strong>Steve Schmidt</strong>, Vice Chair, Edelman</li><li><strong>Lawrence H. Summers</strong>, Charles W. Eliot University Professor and President Emeritus at Harvard University; Former Secretary of the U.S. Department of the Treasury for President Clinton and the Director of the National Economic Council for President Obama</li><li><strong>Tristan Walker</strong>, Founder and CEO, Walker & Company Brands; Co-Founder and Chairman, Code2040</li><li><strong>Joan Williams</strong>, Distinguished Professor of Law at the University of California-Hastings and Director of the Center for WorkLife Law</li><li><strong>Sally Yates</strong>, Former Deputy Attorney General of the United States</li><li><strong>Heather Zichal</strong>, Former Deputy Assistant to the President for Energy and Climate Change, The White House</li><li><strong>Howard Zucker</strong>, Commissioner of Health for New York State</li></ul><p><strong>About the University of Delaware’s Biden Institute: </strong>Led by Founding Chair, former Vice President Joe Biden, the Biden Institute at the University of Delaware's School of Public Policy and Administration is a research and policy center working to bring together the sharpest minds and the most powerful voices to influence, shape, and solve the most pressing domestic policy problems facing America.</p><p style="text-align:center;">##<br></p><img align="right" alt="Biden Institute logo" src="/news/PublishingImages/unnamed.jpg?RenditionID=11" style="BORDER:0px solid;" /><p>​Vice President Biden announces Biden Institute Policy Advisory Board<br></p>https://www.sppa.udel.edu/news/Pages/Vice-President-Biden-announces-Biden-Institute-Policy-Advisory-Board.aspx

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