by Clyde Weiss | September 21, 2011
The American Jobs Act, President Obama’s plan to put unemployed Americans back to work and keep those who have jobs out of the unemployment lines, needs everyone’s support if it’s going to pass.
That’s why AFSCME is launching a television ad campaign to pressure members of Congress to pass the measure. The first ad, titled “More Jobs Equal Less Debt,” will begin airing Sept. 23 in Orlando, Fla., and also on national cable TV. That day in Orlando, the state Republican Party begins a three-day conference that will draw the GOP’s presidential candidates.
“We need jobs and we need them now,” says AFSCME Pres. Gerald W. McEntee. “This is one ad of what will prove to be a significant campaign to send a message to Congress. The time for petty political posturing is over, and Congress needs to pass this jobs bill and pass it right away. For far too long we have witnessed the working middle class suffer and corporate CEOs’ profit. It is time to put America back to work and make millionaires pay their fair share.”
The ad ends with this line: “More jobs equal less debt, even our kids can understand that. Tell Congress to pass the American Jobs Act now.”
We think Congress will understand that, too.