Community leaders and unemployed demand accountability for creating jobs at Inauguration Day Events

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Busloads going to Madison on inauguration day to make their voice heard

Milwaukee: Hundreds of community leaders, neighbors, and unemployed Milwaukeeans are heading for Madison Monday to participate in a series of events calling attention to the desperate need for family sustaining jobs.

There will be a send off event in Milwaukee followed by a series of events in Madison coinciding with the inauguration of the new Governor and State Legislature.

Participants are launching a campaign to hold Governor-elect Walker accountable for his campaign pledge to create 250,000 jobs.

These organized activities come in the aftermath of Scott Walker’s decision to turn down federal high speed rail money that would have created thousands of jobs and assured that the new Talgo high speed rail plant stayed in Milwaukee.

Community leaders will insist that all major new expenditures under the banner of job creation actually produce family sustaining jobs, not new subsidies and give-backs to Walker’s campaign contributors.

Co-Sponsors of the events include the Good Jobs and Livable Neighborhoods Project of Citizen Action of Wisconsin, Milwaukee Inner-City Congregations Allied for Hope (MICAH), League of Young Voters, Voces de la Frontera, and the Milwaukee Area Labor Council (AFL-CIO).

Governor Walker will also be invited to attend three community meetings that will take place in Milwaukee later next week.

Event 1: Milwaukee Send Off

When: 6:30 AM Monday January 3rd, 2011

Where: Parking Lot Adjacent to Talgo high speed rail plant. (27th Street between Hopkins and Townsend Streets)

Who: Community leaders and unemployed Milwaukeeans, their families and neighbors

What: Brief send off press conference, and press availability. Also request that Walker provide specific plans for investment in Century City site, the blighted industrial area where Talgo is currently located.

Event 2: Prayer Vigil Madison

When: 9 AM Monday January 3, 2011

Where: In front of Monona Terrace, Madison

Who: Ministers, community leaders, unemployed Milwaukeeans

What: Prayer Vigil and remarks by religious leaders and unemployed citizens, and invitation to Governor-elect Walker requesting that he appear at community events in Milwaukee to explain his job creation plans to unemployed workers and their families.

Event 3: Event at Capitol: The Face of Unemployed Citizens

When: 11:00 AM Monday January 3, 2011

Where: State Capitol Steps, State Street Side

Who: Community leaders and unemployed Milwaukeeans, their families and neighbors

What: Press event with remarks from faith based leaders, community leaders, unemployed workers and their families. Also there will be an unveiling of a “job-o-meter” to track Walker progress on job creation.

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