The Oregon Center for Public Policy sends along the following information:
This week Oregonians will be rallying in cities throughout the state, delivering a message to their congressional representatives: jobs, not cuts.
Below is the list of cities where rallies will take place. The accompanying links are to flyers (PDF) providing details regarding the times and locations:
Salem -- Wednesday, August 31
Bend -- Thursday, September 1
Portland -- Thursday, September 1st
These events, in coordination with the Rebuild The Dream movement, are sponsored by: Oregon Action, Jobs With Justice, Alliance for Democracy, US Uncut, Rural Organizing Project, We Are Oregon, SEIU 503, SEIU 49, Moveon.org, AFSCME, PCUN, Economic Fairness Oregon, Unite-Here Local 9, Our Oregon, Pride At Work and Basic Rights Oregon.
How we address the unemployment crisis was the topic of a letter I sent President Obama today - asking him to support the Urban Jobs Act and to support recommendations made by the Center for American Progress regarding job growth.
As the Center for American Progress notes, the GOP's jobs plan is a "Wolf in Sheep's Clothing" that would hurt families across our nation.
We can and we must do better.