Two years after the end of The Great Recession, more than 23 million Americans are unemployed, underemployed or have simply given up looking for a job. Conservatives continue to exert considerable control over the political agenda in Washington, but they have contributed nothing constructive to the debate about how to put Americans back to work. On the contrary, their “jobs plan” amounts to votes for budget cuts and top-end tax breaks that many of the nation’s top economic experts agree will actually cost the economy jobs as well as impose needless pain on those struggling to make ends meet in today’s weak economy.
Give a voice to a jobs agenda by using the tool below to write a letter to the editor of your local paper.
|Your letter should be short and to the point (aim for between 150-200 words). It will carry more weight if you personalize it, adding your own thoughts, voice and references to your members of Congress by name. Explain how the economic downturn has affected you and your family, and why you believe Washington needs to focus on creating jobs.
The talking points below can help you (just click to add them to your letter (they will appear at the bottom, feel free to move them).
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