Equality of Opportunity

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Press ReleaseDec 22, 2020 - 9:00am

U.S Chamber of Commerce and Leading Business Organizations Commend Congress for Reaching Deal to Restore Pell Grants for Incarcerated Students

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and leading business organizations join in commending Congress for reaching a deal to restore Pell Grants access for incarcerated students. The deal comes after Congress banned aid for prison education systems 26 years ago.

Letters to CongressDec 02, 2020 - 4:00pm

U.S. Chamber Letter on S. 4873, "Reaching America's Rural Minority Businesses Act of 2020"

This Hill letter was sent to the Members of the United States Senate, supporting S. 4873, the "Reaching America's Rural Minority Businesses Act of 2020."

EventOct 01, 2020 - 3:30pm to 5:00pm
GIPC Equality of Opportunity in the Innovation Economy Conference event graphic

Equality of Opportunity in the Innovation Economy Conference

Join us for a virtual conference to explore issues around access to diversity in the innovation economy. We will discuss and highlight the many ways the industry is working to close the gap that persists and areas where more work is needed.

Letters to CongressSep 08, 2020 - 10:00am

U.S. Chamber Letter on Broadband Connectivity and the Homework Gap

This Hill letter on broadband connectivity and the homework gap was sent to the Members of the United States Congress.

Letters to CongressSep 03, 2020 - 1:15pm

U.S. Chamber Letter on S. 3441, “Fair Hiring in Banking Act"

This Hill letter was sent to the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs, on S. 3441, the “Fair Hiring in Banking Act.”

Press ReleaseAug 10, 2020 - 11:00am

U.S. Chamber to Preserve Historic Black Lives Matter Artwork in Partnership with Washington D.C.-based Institutions

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce today announced the beginning of a process to preserve the Black Lives Matter signs displayed on construction scaffolding surrounding the organization’s historic building. Situated across from Lafayette Square and currently undergoing a significant restoration, the Chamber’s headquarters has become an organic gallery for demonstrators’ messages and artwork.

Press ReleaseAug 04, 2020 - 4:30pm

U.S. Chamber Calls on Congress to Pass Bills to Address Race-Based Opportunity Gaps

Nation’s largest advocacy group endorses more than a dozen bills; will score lawmakers on the measures Bills include proposals to close employment gaps, target federal support to disadvantaged communities, and improve educational opportunities for formerly incarcerated individuals

ReportAug 04, 2020 - 8:00am
Special Poll Cover - Minority Owned Businesses Suffer in Pandemic

MetLife & U.S. Chamber of Commerce Special Report on Race and Inequality on Main Street

Poll shows minority-owned small businesses harder hit by pandemic. More minority-owned businesses fear permanent closure, struggle to secure loans Minority-owned small businesses have been disproportionately impacted by the coronavirus and the accompanying economic fallout, according to the MetLife & U.S. Chamber of Commerce Special Report on Race and Inequality on Main Street.

Letters to CongressJul 27, 2020 - 9:30am

Coalition Letter on H.R. 5084, the "Improving Corporate Governance through Diversity Act of 2019"

This Coalition letter was sent to the Members of the Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship, supporting H.R. 5084, the "Improving Corporate Governance through Diversity Act of 2019."