Washington, DC (PRWEB) September 02, 2011
On the eve of Labor Day weekend, and in advance of the day America traditionally recognizes the many contributions of its workers, Generation Opportunity issued the following statement in response to the August jobs numbers released by the United States Department of Labor – which revealed the unemployment rate remains at 9.1%.
“Young Americans watched and waited patiently for elected leaders to finish their summer travel and vacations while their own dreams were put on hold by unemployment and underemployment. Elected leaders in both parties should demonstrate empathy and responsiveness toward the millions of people impacted by the poor economy and return to Washington with a commitment to get government out of the way of those who actually know what it takes to create more jobs,” said Paul T. Conway, President of Generation Opportunity and a former Chief of Staff for the US Department of Labor.
YOUNG AMERICANS ON DELAYED DREAMS AND THE ECONOMY
Generation Opportunity commissioned a poll with the polling company, inc./WomanTrend (April 16 – 22, 2011, +/- 4% margin of error) and highlights of results for all young Americans ages 18-29 appears below.
Delayed Dreams - Human Cost of the Bad Economy on Millennials:
Millennials on Government Spending and the Creation of More Economic Opportunity:
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 993,000. The page posts links to relevant articles and reports from sources ranging from the federal 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.