Pronita Gupta Named Special Assistant to President Biden for Labor and Workers

The following is a statement from Olivia Golden, executive director for the Center for Law and Social Policy (CLASP).

Washington, DC, February 6, 2020–The Center for Law and Social Policy (CLASP) congratulates Pronita Gupta on her appointment as Special Assistant to the President for Labor and Workers on the Domestic Policy Council. Pronita brings a deep commitment and dedication to advocating for policies that improve job quality for workers, strengthen worker protections, and increase economic security for working families with low incomes. She is an extraordinary leader who places people with low incomes and people of color at the core of her work and powerfully combines passion and vision with deep, detailed, practical knowledge. I cannot think of anyone who could better serve President Biden and the nation in advancing this crucial agenda.

In her nearly four years as CLASP’s Director of the Job Quality team, Pronita was a leader nationally and in the states, advancing policies that improved the jobs of workers with low wages, playing an integral role in the Work Family Strategy Council and partnering with colleagues around the country. At CLASP, she assembled a tremendously effective team that played a crucial role in building state and national momentum for paid family and medical leave and paid sick days, taking on everything from the details of financing and implementing effective programs to the broad vision, through testimony, speeches, detailed technical assistance, and powerful research reports and commentaries.

CLASP is incredibly proud that Pronita has been tapped for this critical role in the administration. With her deep expertise, integrity, analytical skills and passion for this work, Pronita will make an extraordinary contribution to the Biden-Harris administration’s plan to build an economy that addresses racial inequities, creates millions of job, and invests in jobs for the future.