Despite the strong economic recovery under President Biden, two once-in-a-generation economic downturns have made the path to the middle class difficult for many young Americans. Here's a #WhiteHouseDeepDive into how the Build Back Better Agenda helps young people. THREAD:
Young people face barriers on the path to economic security. Home ownership rates are at a historic low for young adults, child care for two children costs at least 50% of the median millennial's salary in 47 states and DC, and the climate crisis poses an urgent threat. 2/10
So how does the Build Back Better Agenda help? It starts with education:
- Providing 2 years of free community college
- Lowering costs for low and middle income students at HBCUs and minority-serving institutions
- Raising the maximum Pell Grant by nearly $1,500

The Build Back Better Agenda also expands skill development opportunities. The plan includes 1-2 million new registered apprenticeships slots, and strengthens the pipeline for more women and people of color to access these opportunities through pre-apprenticeship programs. 4/10
The costs of child care have grown and nearly a quarter of millennials are providing care for a family member.

The Build Back Better Agenda means universal preschool, guaranteed access to quality, affordable child care, and comprehensive paid family and medical leave. 5/10
For young people with children, the Build Back Better Agenda would extend the #ChildTaxCredit expansion from the American Rescue Plan – which means money in the bank accounts of working families every month to help with anything from diapers to paying the rent or mortgage. 6/10
For young renters and homeowners, the Build Back Better Agenda will:
- Expand access to federal subsidies to help build and rehabilitate 1 million affordable rentals
- Build and rehabilitate more than 500K affordable homes
- Incentivize the removal of exclusionary zoning

Young people will inherit the worst impacts of the climate crisis. That’s why President Biden mobilized a whole-of-government effort to tackle climate change and proposed historic investments in clean energy and infrastructure in the Build Back Better Agenda. 8/10
To meet our ambitious climate goals, the Build Back Better Agenda makes historic investments in clean energy and infrastructure, including:
- A Civilian Climate Corps
- A Clean Electricity Standard
- Clean energy and electric vehicle manufacturing

The Build Back Better Agenda is not about restoring us to where we were before the pandemic – it’s about making it easier for workers and families to break into the middle class, and easier to stay in the middle class. 10/10

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