Support Legislation to Bring Jobs to Communities
are writing to ask you to sign onto a letter of support to Senate leadership
for the Local Jobs for America Act (S. 3500) which has just been introduced in
the Senate by Senators Brown (OH), Franken (MN) and Begich (AK). This bill was
introduced in the House a few months ago by Congressman George Miller and now
has over 160 co-sponsors.
The Senate introduction of the Local Jobs for America Act is a major step forward towards winning a direct job creation program that will make a real impact on our communities.
This legislation would provide critical funding to States, local governments, and community-based organizations to save and create one million jobs in communities around the country. It provides $75 billion over two years for states and localities to use to create new jobs that meet crucial community needs, and to retain existing workers. This funding would save or create 750,000 jobs. The Local Jobs for America Act also provides $23 billion for education jobs, in addition to funding to hire police and firefighters and funding for on-the-job training programs.
Please sign your organization onto this letter, and share it with other
organizations in your state that might be willing to sign on! We need to
demonstrate that there is broad support across the country for this
The deadline for signing on is NEXT MONDAY, JUNE 28th. Please contact Jesse Poon to sign onto this letter.
Thanks so much.