Urge Congress to Do More for Job Creation

From the United Church of Christ’s Justice and Witness Ministries (http://www.ucc.org/justice/):

 

The economy may be recovering but millions of workers are still without jobs.

 

The unemployment rate is 9.7% and some 15 million people are unemployed. Congress has taken some small steps toward job creation. The Senate recently passed a $15 billion jobs bill, but this legislation is woefully inadequate to address the nation’s extreme need for jobs in a slowly recovering economy.

 

Urge your elected officials to do more for job creation at https://secure3.convio.net/ucc/site/Advocacy?cmd=display&page=UserAction&id=559.*

 

Experts estimate we need more than 10 million jobs just to return to pre-recession level of unemployment. To address this problem, Congress must enact a variety of measures to spur job creation such as:

 

  • providing fiscal relief to the states to prevent layoffs;
  • strengthening the safety net to help the unemployed and inject needed money into local communities;
  • directly creating public service jobs; and
  • investing in infrastructure.

 

Our faith tradition suggests that work is a sacred act. As people of faith, we must call for an economy that provides a good job for everyone who wants and needs one.

 

Tell Congress to pass legislation that creates employment!

 

*NOTE: This is written for use by members of the UCC, but the message can be adapted or borrowed from to write your own message.

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