Fix Two Problems At Once: Bad Bridges & Unemployment

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Vigil for jobs at 10th Street Bridge

Click picture to watch jobs vigil at 10th Street bridge

Click picture to watch jobs vigil at 10th Street bridge

On the eve of the US Senate vote on the American Jobs Act (AJA), October 10, 2011, a group of job supporters and job seekers held a vigil under the 10th St. Bridge in Minneapolis, MN. The structurally deficient 10th Avenue Bridge in Minneapolis visibly needs work. It stands in stark contrast to the rebuilt 35W bridge which runs parallel to it.

A MnFairEconomy spokesperson said, “The President’s plan creates jobs by fixing our crumbling roads and bridges that are desperately in need of repair. And in fact, the AJA will directly create 18,400 jobs in Minnesota. We’re calling on Congress to pass this bill and make corporations and CEOs pay their fair share.”

Bill Sorem

Bill Sorem is a longtime advertising professional who started with Campbell Mithun and ended up with his own agency. After a tour as a sailing fleet manager in the Virgin Islands he turned to database programming as an independent consultant. He has written sailing guides for the British Virgin Islands and Belize, and written for a number of blogs. In 2010, he volunteered as a citizen journalist with The UpTake and has stayed on as a video reporter.

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