Videos call for a good jobs plan that makes better use of public subsidies
Albany, NY—Community, faith and labor leaders and activists from the Getting Our Money’s Worth coalition released two videos today from their recent “hunt” for the missing jobs plan in Albany. They were in Albany to call attention to the ailing economy and the lack of a jobs plan from state leaders.
The first video, The Mystery of the Missing Jobs plan, is a short, hilarious look at what happened when a world-renowned “Super Sleuth” went looking for clues to the missing jobs plan at the State Capitol.
The second video highlights speakers at the coalition’s press conference at the State Capitol, and strikes a serious tone with a community member, unemployed worker and faith leader detailing why state leaders must act now to create a good jobs plan that curbs corporate subsidy abuses and gets New Yorkers back to work.
The videos come one day before coordinated actions happening in five cities throughout New York where activists will bring the hunt for the missing jobs plan from Albany to their local communities. The events in East Greenbush, Central Islip, Rochester, Buffalo and Queens will each take place in front of a wasteful economic development project, feature a new report, Seizing the Moment: How Regional Economic Development Councils Can Build a Good Jobs Economy, and call on state leaders to create a good jobs plan that improves upon current economic development outcomes.
“New Yorkers shouldn’t need a certified Super Sleuth to help them find a good jobs plan,” said Nathalie Alegre, an organizer with ALIGN: The Alliance for a Greater New York. “Our elected officials should be working closely with community, labor, faith, environmental and other stakeholders to find solutions to the jobs crisis.”
For more information about upcoming actions around the state, visit the ALIGN website.
The Getting Our Money’s Worth Coalition is a broad coalition of public policy experts, government watchdogs, labor unions, community and religious organizations, and concerned small business owners, workers and taxpayers. The statewide coalition is anchored by ALIGN: The Alliance for a Greater New York and the Coalition for Economic Justice