Tuesday, November 16, 2010

First Friday Vigil for Jobs in New York City

“First Fridays — Vigil for Jobs” – New York City

Local community groups, labor unions, civil rights organizations, and unemployed activists concerned about the high unemployment rate plan to hold a vigil and media briefing in front of Sen. Charles Schumer’s office at 757 Third Avenue (between 47th and 48th Streets) on the First Friday of each month from 12:30 to 1:30 PM.

Our first two vigils will be on Friday, December 3, and Friday, January 7.

Our goal is to call attention to the unemployment crisis, and the need for urgent federal action to reduce unemployment, including a national federal jobs program similar to the WPA. During the last serious economic depression in the 1930’s, President Roosevelt put millions to work doing useful jobs that made a lasting contribution to our country — roads, bridges, schools, libraries, housing, theater, painting, road guides, parks, and much more.

For more information, and to endorse the NYC vigil, click here

This effort is part of a national call for local First Friday actions sponsored by the National Jobs for All Coalition. In December, vigils will be held during "Jobs and Human Rights Action Week" in at least 8 cities on December 3 and December 10.

For more information on national actions and organizing a vigil in your community, contact Logan Martinez at loganmartinez2u [at] yahoo.com or (937) 275-7259

Cross-posted from: http://www.jobscampaign.org/

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