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|September 17, 2010|
Earlier this week, rallies were held across the U.S. to bring awareness to the weak job market, joblessness, and poverty issues in a declaration of a jobs emergency.
The rallies, organized by Jobs with Justice, took place in more than 100 cities nationwide — bringing workers, students, community members, and the unemployed into the debate on how to move forward on a jobs plan that would put people back to work immediately.
The focus of the rallies were to tell members of Congress to take bold action to move the country toward full and fair employment and to ensure that Wall Street pays their fair share.
“Joblessness is the central issue for voters in this election,” said Sarita Gupta, Jobs with Justice Executive Director. “People are angry, and for good reason. Corporate greed and recklessness have driven the country into a crisis, and leaders in Washington have yet to offer any real solutions. If Congress won’t act to create jobs, then maybe they don’t deserve to have jobs.”
Jobs with Justice was founded in 1987 with the vision of lifting up workers’ rights struggles as part of a larger campaign for economic and social justice.
Read more about the rallies on the Jobs with Justice Blog.
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