In Las Vegas this afternoon, President Obama had a pretty simple message for Republicans in Congress: We can’t wait for action on jobs.
The President said:
“Without a doubt, the most urgent challenge that we face right now is getting our economy to grow faster and to create more jobs. I know it; the people of Nevada know it; and I think most Americans also understand that the problems we face didn’t happen overnight and so we’re not going to solve them all overnight either. What people don’t understand, though, is why some elected officials in Washington don’t seem to share the same sense of urgency that people all around the country [feel].”
Over the next few weeks, pieces of the President’s jobs plan will be going up for votes in Congress: bills to help veterans find jobs, get small businesses hiring more people, and otherwise take steps to create jobs right now.
As those votes happen, we’ve got to hammer congressional Republicans with why we we’re done waiting for them to prioritize the needs of millions of people over their apparent desire not to lift a finger to help improve the economy before the next election.
You can help get the message across by submitting something—a story, a photo, a video—about why you, your family, or your town needs things to change.
We’ll post some of your submissions here. If you write something on your own Tumblr, tag it “We can’t wait.”
Pass it on and reblog, please—thanks.