Tuesday, April 13, 2010

UPDATE: NELP Speaks About Public Works Projects

Many long-term unemployed have been waiting for NELP to speak on their behalf.  US Unemployed Blogsite has learned that today, NELP has came out in support of an effort favoring public work projects.  There is also a bill which has been introduced by Rep George Miller called, "Local Jobs for America Act". 

The statement at NELP is posted at unemployedworkers.org and reads:

"Nearly 1-in-10 Americans are out of work at the same time local governments are out of money to fix potholes, hire teachers and a keep cops on the beat.

But we can solve this problem and make our tax dollars do double duty by investing in public jobs that put people back to work. 

President Roosevelt did it during the great depression with the Works Progress Administration. And now progressive champ Rep. George Miller has proposed the Local Jobs for America Act to accomplish the same goal."

Unemployedworkers.org is asking the unemployed to sign in favor of this bill to help get Americans working again and making money via public works projects. 

The full link is here:  http://act.truemajorityaction.org/p/7002/bluepetition?petition_KEY=158
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