by Ayvaunn Penn, Your Black World
Men and women across the country have been frustrated for years about the lack of jobs and the dire state of the economy. Now, the Congressional Black Caucus is taking active steps in an effort to increase the number of employed citizens. August 8th, Members of the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) along with host Member Congresswoman Marcia Fudge will be kicking off the CBC’s “For the People” Jobs Initiative. This event is starting off in Cleveland, Ohio, and it will be comprised of a job fair and town hall meeting at Cleveland State University. According to a press release provided to Your Black World by Stephanie L. Young of the White House Office of Communications:
“Congresswoman Fudge will be joined by ten Members of the CBC to discuss jobs legislation and how to stimulate economic growth throughout the country. The Honorable Shaun Donovan, Secretary of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), will attend and participate in the Town Hall discussion. Both the Job Fair and Town Hall meeting are free and open to the public.”
In addition to HUD Secretary Donovan, Rev. Jesse Jackson, Sr. will also be present as a special guest. CBC Members who will be in attendance include: Rep. Butterfield, Rep. Carson, Rep. Conyers, Rep. Jackson Lee, Rep. Payne, Rep. Richardson, Rep. Richmond, Rep. Thompson, and Rep. Waters.
The Congressional Black Caucus ‘For the People’ Jobs Initiative Resolution (H. Res. 348) was unanimously co-sponsored by CBC Members and introduced last month with the purpose of prompting the House of Representatives to action. The CBC does not want to see the House of Representatives let anymore time pass in considering and passing vital job legislation addressing the plight of employment in the United States. According to the White House Office of Communications press release, “CBC Members have [already] introduced over 40 job creation bills since the beginning of the 112th Congress.”
To learn more about the “For the People” Jobs Initiative, please visit the CBC website.
Ayvaunn Penn is the founder of Your Black Poets and an award winning writer completing her degree in English and philosophy. To inquire about her freelance editing services, click here. To like Ayvaunn on Facebook, click here.