I am writing to you in my capacity as Coordinator of the Economic and Social Justice Issues Organizing Team of the Tucson Chapter of the Progressive Democrats of America. As such, this letter represents 57 team members and just under 1000 chapter members.
We are urging you and all other members of the Arizona Congressional Delegation to pass the President’s Jobs Bill as quickly as possible. On Saturday, October 8, 2011, The Wall Street Journal reported that job creation is lagging and that nationally unemployment hovers around 9. 1%.
We recognize that there is more to work than income. Work also brings socialization and a feeling of self-esteem. In the Tucson area, our economy has not been diversified, and finding work has been difficult for many. A stimulus bill is desperately needed now.
Americans no longer feel hopeful about the future, and our young people are generally disoriented. In addition to improving our decaying infrastructure and helping education and business, the Jobs Bill will only enhance our chances for recovery and personal well-being.
AT PDA Tucson, we feel that this issue is crucial right now—so crucial that we are making it the focus of our quarterly meeting on Thursday, Nov. 10, 2011, from 7 – 9 PM, at the Hotel Tucson. We cordially invite you and/or your representative to attend.