Thursday, May 22, 2008

Rally for Summer Youth Employment Funding a Success!

DCAYA members rallied together to support legislation in Congress co-sponsored by Senator Murray and Representative Clyburn, to add $1 billion to the national economic stimulus package.

The Sasha Bruce 2X-Clusive Band and Show set up a full go-go band with the Capitol as a backdrop. Speakers included Carl Douglas and Debby Shore from Sasha Bruce Youthwork, Veronica Nolan and Raymond Hutchinson from Urban Alliance, Jonathan Larsen from the National Youth Employment Coalition, and Nakia Lynch from LAYC. They spoke of the importance of summer jobs for youth here in the District and across the country. Additionally, youth from Urban Alliance visited offices of the two co-sponsoring Congress people, to let them know that along with advocates in Chicago, we were standing to support their efforts.

Earlier in the day Keyonshae Richardson, a graduate intern at Urban Alliance was interviewed on the NPR show, Tell Me More.

Many thanks to all the folks who worked so hard to make this rally happen in such a short time!

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