Congresswoman calls for jobs in Latino community

LOS ANGELES - Rep. Lucille Roybal-Allard (D-34), speaking at the conference of the Council of Mexican Federations, urged a call to action to create more jobs in the Latino community.Following her remarks, the congresswoman signed a pledge to "support urgent legislation to create good jobs." "With a weak and vulnerable economy, a nine percent unemployment rate at the national level, 15 to 23 percent in my district alone, and millions of families struggling to keep their homes, we cannot reduce our deficit or strengthen America's standing in the world," Roybal-Allard said, speaking in Spanish. "Today's call to action is the first step to making sure our community's voices are heard loud and clear by our nation's leaders in Washington that American families want jobs and they want them now or they will pay the price at the ballot box in the next election."

********** Published: August 25, 2011 - Volume 10 - Issue 19