Congratulations Janet Yellen. Now Let's Focus on Jobs.

After pressure from progressive and women's rights organizations, President Obama nominated Janet Yellen to head the Federal Reserve.  Despite some misgivings about her support of Clinton-era policies such as the repeal of Glass-Steagal and NAFTA, Yellen's nomination speaks well to the administration's commitment to addressing our nation's unemployment crisis. The current vice chairwoman has repeatedly articulated the importance of emphasizing employment over concerns about inflation. 

At TK% unemployment, it is absolutely imperative that the new Federal Reserve chair 

Even in a contentious Congress, it seems likely that Yellen will be appointed. Join The Nation in calling on her to keep up her focus on jobs and to pour her energies into addressing our nation's unemployment crisis.