Carl visits with a community member at the Chamber of Commerce Job Fair at DeVargas Mall.  We had a terrific response to our campaign table — people were three deep at times signing up for our mailing list and picking up yard signs, T-shirts and information about Carl’s campaign for a change.

And of course, there were many people there looking for jobs, on a day when unemployment in our state is almost 10%.

So many people in our community are struggling to make ends meet, and our outdated politics aren’t helping.  We need an educational system that prepares our young people to find good jobs when they graduate.  And most of all, we need to build a sustainable, “deep green” economy that encourages local companies to employ local people at fair wages, and doesn’t force our best and brightest to move out of state to find jobs that will allow them to build a life and start a family.