Author: BB

Update: Dover, Delaware

As I approached the Duncan Center, I was worried that I wouldn’t have any support in the action I was planning to take. But I was wrong. The briefcase brigade held in Dover, DE at Tom Carper’s office on August 10 was led by me, Rashaad Johsnon, and Jacque Scott. We were only two college …

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April 27th Brigades

Today, young voters around the country are getting dressed for an interview, briefcases in hand, and going to their local congressional office to say, “We’re Ready — Where are the jobs?” 31 groups in 22 states organized Briefcase Brigades to demand a plan to deal with the youth jobs crisis. As Washington focuses on addressing …

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August Actions: Jobs Not Cuts!

In the wake of a historic credit downgrade, a deadlock in Congress, and the imminent threat of cuts to programs like Medicaid, Pell grants, and Social Security, one huge issue has yet to be addressed: the looming jobs crisis. More than two years after the Great Recession hit, the U.S. unemployment rate remains over 9%. …

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Why We’re Back

It was four months ago that young people across the country dressed in business attire, resumes in hand, to ask their members of Congress what was being done about the youth jobs crisis. Four months ago, 31 groups in 22 states moved to reclaim our generation’s American Dream. And now the Briefcase Brigades are back. …

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