Thursday, January 30, 2014

Join National Sign-On Campaign in support of HR 1000!

Jobs for All Campaign
Sign-on Letter in Support of Rep. John Conyers’ Jobs Legislation - HR 1000   The “Humphrey-Hawkins 21st Century Full Employment & Training Act”Preliminary list of endorsers - list in formation

Rodney S. Sadler, Jr., Ph.D, Associate Professor of Bible
Union Presbyterian Seminary
Moral Monday / Charlotte NAACP 

State Representative Barbara Cooper
Tennessee District 86 

Dayton-Miami Valley AFL-CIO Central Labor Council
Charles Morton, Executive Director 

Gray Panthers, San Francisco Chapter 

Rev. Jerome McCorry

Dayton Ohio

A Peace of Mind
Carmen Gray
Cleveland Ohio

United Clevelanders Against Poverty
Diana King Chair
Cleveland, Ohio

Labor Council for Latin American Advancement (LCLAA) - New York City Chapter
Eduardo Rosario
New York, NY

Women's International League for Peace and Freedom –
San Francisco Branch (WILPF-SF)
Public Citizen, Congress Watch
Micah Hauptman, Financial Policy Counsel

Rick D’Loss, National Chair 
Social Democrats USA
Dr. P. E. Henderson Jr.
Corinthian Baptist Church
Dayton, OH

Helen Lachs Ginsburg
Co-Chair, Columbia University Seminar on
Full Employment, Social Welfare and Equity
Professor Emerita of Economics
Brooklyn College--City University of New York

Gray Panthers  (National)
Washington, DC

Clinton Smith,
Texas Gray Panthers
Austin, TX

Gray Panthers, San Francisco Chapter
San Francisco, CA

Rev. Les Stansbery
Columbus, Ohio

Philip Harvey, Associate Professor of Law & Economics
Rutgers School of Law
Camden, NJ 

Eldon R. Clingan,
State Organizer, Massachusetts Social Democrats
Dedham, MA

Coalition of Labor Union Women, South Florida Chapter
Tanaka Charles, President (AFSCME)
Opa Locka, FL 

Memphis Workers' Center  
Workers Interfaith Network  
Alfredo Pena, Executive Director
Memphis, TN

Greater Charleston AFL-CIO Central Labor Council
Erin McKee, President, and President South Carolina AFL-CIO
Mt. Pleasant, SC

Dee R. Wernette, Ph.D., Activist Researcher 
Chicago, IL

Georgia Citizens' Coalition on Hunger
Carolyn Pittman, Executive Director
Atlanta, GA

College Hill Community Church
Presbyterian Church (USA)
Pastor Robert E. Jones
Dayton, OH
Community Organizing Center
Mark D. Stansbery
Columbus, OH
Arkansas Interfaith Committee for Worker Justice
Arkansas Interfaith Alliance.
Rev. Steve Copley
North Little Rock, AR  

South Eastern Michigan Jobs With Justice, 
Kae Halonen, Jobs Committee
Restaurant Opportunities Centers United
Miami, FL; Washington, DC; Los Angeles, CA
Detroit, MI; Albuquerque, NM; Oakland, CA;
New Orleans, LA; Chicago, IL; Houston, TX; &
Philadelphia, PA
Britton Loftin, National Policy Coordinator
Washington, DC

Benjamin P. Peck, Senior Legislative and Policy Associate
Washington, DC

Chris Tilly, Professor
Department of Urban Planning, UCLA
Los Angeles, CA

New York City Council Progressive Caucus

Greater New York Labor-Religion Coalition
Rabbi Michael Feinberg,  Executive Director
New York, NY

National Jobs for All Coalition
Trudy Goldberg, Chair

Chicago Political Economy Group
Bill Barclay
Oak Park IL 60302
U.S. Labor Against the War (USLAW)
Michael Eisenscher, National Coordinator

Frank Stricker, Emeritus Professor of History and Labor
Studies, California State University, Dominguez Hills, CA

Organize! Ohio
Larry Bresler
Cleveland, OH

Green For All
Kimberly Freeman Brown, DC Office Chief
Washington, DC

James C Clark, CEO
Rimson Development Corp (Detroit)
Detroit, MI

Association of UW Professionals (AFT Local 3535)
Bryan Kennedy, Ph.D. President, AFT-Wisconsin

Boston Democratic Socialists of America
Mike Pattberg, Boston DSA Exec Board
Boston, MA

People's Empowerment Coalition of Ohio
Lynn Williams, Contact Center
Cincinnati, OH

Coalition for Economic and Social Justice (CESJ)
Jesse Arms
 San Francisco, CA & Belleville, IL 

Advocacy and Education Committee (Community Action Partnership)
Carole L. Grimes, Chairwoman
Dayton, OH

Miami Valley Full Employment Council  
Tiki Kai-Krismano, Exec Board
Dayton, OH

George Friday
North Carolina Activist

Dayton-Miami Valley AFL-CIO Central Labor Council
Charles Morton Executive Director

The Adam Project  
Rev. Jerome McCorry
Dayton Ohio

Virginia People's Assembly
Faber, VA

(To endorse the letter shown below, contact Logan Martinez -- loganmartinez2u [at]

Jobs for All Campaign
Quality Jobs with a Living Wage and a Voice in the Workplace

Dear Friends,

US Representative John Conyers has reintroduced jobs legislation HR 1000. It is the most significant jobs creation bill in recent times. The “Humphrey-Hawkins 21st Century Full Employment & Training Act” is a comprehensive and innovative federal and local government job creation and training bill that would create millions of new jobs for the nation’s unemployed. It targets the long-term unemployed and poor communities that are being left behind. The bill will be funded by a financial transactions tax on stocks and bonds.
We are very exited by the legislation and its potential role in mobilizing a larger movement for jobs. Below is the sign-on letter in support of HR 1000, We are seeking organizational and individual endorsements. Our goal is to have as many local, state and national organizations as possible endorse the bill over the next several months. This effort is key in making job creation by the federal government a national priority. Please forward this e-mail to key contacts with a note of your support. Let us know of any endorsements you are able to secure.  Thanks.

For Jobs & Peace,

Logan Martinez         
Outreach Coordinator        
The National Jobs for All Coalition / Jobs for All Campaign
Email: loganmartinez2u [at] 

Please click here H.R.1000 for the complete text, summary and cosponsors for the Humphrey-Hawkins Full Employment and Training Act.

Jobs for All Campaign

Sign-on Letter in Support of Rep. John Conyers’ Jobs Legislation - HR 1000  The “Humphrey-Hawkins 21st Century Full Employment & Training Act”

Dear Member of Congress,

We are writing on behalf of the members of our organizations urging you to cosponsor and pass into law Representative John Conyers’ bill, H.R. 1000, the Humphrey Hawkins 21st Century Full Employment and Training Act. This legislation would create a national public jobs program to complement job creation by the private sector. Ultimately, it would ensure full employment, so that every American seeking work would have a job.
We're facing a severe jobs crisis. The economy is consistently failing to create sufficient new jobs to sustain the struggling recovery. The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reported the Seasonally Adjusted Unemployment Rate was 7.5% in April. While 12 million Americans are "officially" unemployed, millions of others have given up looking for work entirely. More than 17 million Americans are currently unemployed, and millions more remain underemployed. 4.6 million Americans have been unemployed for more than six months, and more than 3 million have been out of work for at least a year.
Economists, as well as religious, civil society, political, and other leaders from across the political spectrum agree: Creating jobs is preferable to providing government assistance. Persistent joblessness devastates families, communities, and our economy, drives up our deficit, and weakens our nation. The Humphrey Hawkins Act would solve this crisis.
Philip Harvey, Professor of Law and Economics at the Rutgers School of Law, estimates The Humphrey Hawkins Act would provide resources to businesses, states and localities to directly create 3.1 to 6.2 million jobs, and 1 to 2 million additional jobs indirectly within two years. The National Full Employment and Training Trust Fund—supported by a modest levy on financial transactions—would finance creation of these new jobs.

New jobs would provide opportunity and security to millions of Americans who would also benefit from improved infrastructure including newer, safer, and better roads, dams, bridges, community facilities, schools, libraries, parks, and more. New hires would quickly begin work improving and repairing our dangerously distressed infrastructure, providing child and elder care, offering job training and other education. Communities could hire more police, first responders, teachers, and similar public servants.
We the undersigned strongly urge you to cosponsor H.R. 1000 and to work with your colleagues in Congress to pass this jobs-creating legislation into law as a top priority.
Thank you.

Endorsers [list in formation  - see above]

(To endorse this letter, contact Logan Martinez -- loganmartinez2u [at]

1 comment:

  1. Philip Harvey spoke at a Rediscovering Government conference sponsored by the Roosevelt Institute: ---
    His talk is the second video box down from the top, he speaks for 11 minutes.
    His Back to Work proposal, published at Demos in January 2011, is also a part of a larger proposal from Demos, Millions to the Middle, at --- the plan would invest $191 billion each year for 2 years, and that would increase employment by 8.2 million. There are about 19.7 million unemployed or have dropped out of labor participation. This plan would reduce that unused surplus labor by nearly half. The Congressional Progressive Caucus recommends a $700 billion per year plan for 3 years, $2.1 trillion in all, which would reduce unemployment to 5%, they state. See --

    Revenue increases are dealt with in both plans. Financial transaction taxes, more progressive income taxes, raising capital gains taxes.
    The Chicago Political Economy Group also stands by its plan A Permanent Jobs Program for the U.S.: Economic Restructuring to Meet Human Needs