League of Women Voters of the San Antonio Area Third Economic Inequity Forum: Workforce and Criminal Justice

The League of Women Voters of the San Antonio Area presented their findings on economic inequity on June 23, 2021 in their third virtual forum. This forum focused on workforce and criminal justice issues. A short Q&A is followed after the presentation.

Enrie Wittwer discusses workforce issues that contribute to economic inequity which include wages, wage security, unions, changing economy, training and skills, and transportation.

Linda Arronge further discusses the issues within criminal justice. The most critical are scope (whether national or local), costs, bail bond system, ban the box, incarcerated women, children of the incarcerated, and COVID-19.

The first forum focused on an overview of inequity and the contributions that tax policies made towards it. The second discussed education and childcare.