Congresswoman Barbara Lee collaborated with Peralta Community College District Chancellor Dr. Wise Allen, Laney College President Dr. Elnora Webb, Gay Plair Cobb, Director of the Private Industry Council and trustees of the Peralta Community College District to hold a Jobs and Career Expo last week. Employers from federal agencies, high-tech firms, green industries, transportation, banking, health care and construction trades conducted interviews.
Congresswoman Barbara Lee (D-CA) and 87 Members of Congress introduced HR 1880, legislation calling for a status report on the implementation of the National HIV/AIDS Strategy and progress toward achieving universal access to treatment for people living with HIV/AIDS:
“In honor of the 25 million heroes that we have lost to this horrific epidemic in the last thirty years, I introduced this legislation to reinforce the United States’ commitment to combating HIV/AIDS both at home and abroad.
“Despite many challenges, we have come a long way in our fight against this disease. As we reaffirm our commitment on this occasion, we must stay vigilant to ensure greater progress is made in our communities and around the world”.