Washington, DC (PRWEB) August 18, 2011
Generation Opportunity, the new, non-profit, non-partisan organization educating, engaging, and mobilizing young Americans 18-29 years old on the immediate and long-term economic challenges facing the nation, such as the lack of job opportunities and increasing debt and federal spending, is highlighting polling numbers outlining the views of young people on their preferred solutions to address record unemployment and the bad economy.
“Young Americans are looking for economic opportunity and they know the solution rests with job creators in small business and companies – not government,” said Paul T. Conway, president of Generation Opportunity. “As they continue to work to make ends meet and weigh the costs of delayed dreams, young adults are sending a message to the President and Congress – stop your spending and get out of the way of those who actually know how to create jobs in America.”
With over 925,000 fans on its Facebook page “Being American,” Generation Opportunity has publicly emerged since June of 2011 as one of the largest and fastest growing social media and grassroots organizations in the United States, communicating daily with young American adults across the nation and the world. The organization is focused on long-term education, voter registration, and election turnout efforts through a combined social media and grassroots strategy.
YOUNG AMERICANS BY THE NUMBERS: GOVERNMENT SPENDING AND ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY
Generation Opportunity recently commissioned a poll with the polling company, inc./WomanTrend (April 16 – 22, 2011, +/- 4% margin of error) and highlights some of the results below:
The Human Cost of the Bad Economy: Delayed Dreams and Decisions:
America’s Young Adults - Unemployment, Government Spending, and Job Creation:
America’s Young Adults – A Look Ahead to 2012:
More about Generation Opportunity
Generation Opportunity is a non-profit, non-partisan 501 (c)(4) organization that seeks to engage everyone from young adults, to early career professionals, college students, young mothers and fathers, construction workers, current service men and women, veterans, entrepreneurs and all Americans who find themselves dissatisfied with the status quo and willing to create a better tomorrow.
Generation Opportunity operates on a strategy that combines advanced social media tactics with proven field tactics to reach Americans 18-29. The organization announced its first communications platform – "Being American," a Facebook page that has already amassed a fan base of more than 925,000 young Americans. The page posts links to relevant articles and reports from sources ranging from the U.S. General Accountability Office (GAO), to The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Brookings Institution, The Wall Street Journal, The Huffington Post, and The Heritage Foundation.
For our Spanish-language page – Generación Oportunidad – click here.
CONTACT: Matthew Faraci, +1-202-997-1636, matthew(at)generationopportunity(dot)org
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