Last week, lots of people took photos of President Obama as he spoke on the Brent Spence Bridge over the Ohio River. It’s one of the nation’s busiest bridges, but it’s rated unsafe and functionally obsolete.1 And like the president said, it’s hardly the only piece of our infrastructure in desperate need of repair.2I’m betting Seattle has things that need fixing too, and work that needs doing.
Our vital infrastructure is falling to pieces, but construction workers can’t find jobs. It’s not right. The Contract for the American Dream that we all created together made the solution clear: Congress needs to pass jobs legislation that puts people back to work rebuilding our bridges, roads, schools, and other necessary structures.And with our photos of work that needs doing, we’ll keep the pressure on them to do just that.
Can you take a picture of work that needs doing in Seattle?
Everything you need is right here:http://www.workthatneedsdoing.org/americandream/.
We’ll deliver your photos to Congress and use them to keep the focus on how we can rebuild the American Dream by putting unemployed workers back on the job fixing our communities.
By showing photos of real work that needs doing nationwide, we can make the problem harder for Congress to ignore and build the push for legislation like the president’s jobs plan.
Can you add a photo of failing infrastructure in your community?
Once you’ve uploaded your picture, share this action to help it grow. The more photos we have, the more effective they are.
Thank you for being a part of, and believing in, this movement.
–Natalie, Van, Billy, Jim, Ian, Somer, and the rest of the Rebuild the Dream team
1. “Obama Assails Boehner, McConnell Over Jobs Bill in Ohio Bridge Speech,” ABC News, September 22, 2011
2. “Worn Ohio River bridge stars in Obama jobs speech,” The Newark Advocate, September 10, 2011
3. “Poor infrastructure fails America, civil engineers report,” CNN, January 28, 2009