Saturday, September 3, 2011

Welcome WBAI "City Watch" Listeners!

If you're looking to get involved in organizing to end the jobs crisis, you've come to the right place!

Please endorse HR 870 here (either as an individual or an organization!) so we build momentum and keep in touch with you.  See our fact sheet on HR 870.   Please contact members of the House of Representatives that represent you and urge them to cosponsor the bill.

For information on Rep. Jan Schakowsky's Emergency Jobs to Restore the American Dream Act, click here.  As of right now, there is no bill number for Rep. Schakowsky's bill, so check back on her web site after Labor Day.   Click here to read more about HR 402, Rep. Rosa DeLauro's bill to create a National Infrastructure Bank

Our thanks to Mark Dunlea and Bich Ha Pham of WBAI City Watch for their efforts to inform the public about the jobs crisis and progressive solutions.

Help Organize A National Campaign to Enact HR 870,
The Humphrey-Hawkins 21st Century Full Employment & Training Act

Rep. John Conyers has proposed new legislation that would create a national jobs
program, funded by a financial speculation tax on Wall Street stock, bond and swaps
and derivative trading. The bill, HR 870, will be reintroduced in the next few weeks
with additional provisions emphasizing the right of all workers to a good job, and
calling for the federal government to “create living wage jobs for all at the earliest
practicable date.”


1) Endorse HR 870 at

2) Contact House Members and Urge Them to Cosponsor the Bill.
Urge Senators to Introduce a Companion Bill.

3) Pass a Local Resolution in your city or county or state or Labor Council about
the unemployment crisis and in support of HR 870 -- visit to download sample resolutions.

4) Hold a “First Friday” or “First Saturday” vigil or demonstration in your
community to protest the high unemployment rate, and demand a national
jobs program. (The federal Bureau of Labor Statistics releases new
unemployment statistics on the First Friday of every month, so you can
piggyback on local coverage of the unemployment crisis.) Develop a local
coalition/network in support of a national jobs program. Contact Logan
Martinez of NJFAC for more information. or
(937) 260-2591.

5) Organize a Local Community Forum or “Citizens’ Hearings about the
Unemployment Crisis.” Invite unemployed and underemployed workers to
speak about their experiences. Invite local & national experts to talk about
the human costs of unemployment, and the need for a national jobs program.

More info:

Chuck Bell, Coordinator (914) 830-0639,  cbell [at] 
National Jobs For All Coalition, P.O Box 96, Lynbrook, NY 11563
Phone: 203-856-3877 • Web: • E-mail: njfac [at] 

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