Cynthia McVey of the Valley recently got involved with Virginia Organizing through local work on Social Security, immigration and jobs. On August 19, she shared her story of being unemployed at a jobs rally in front of Rep. Wolf’s office. Cynthia stood in front of several hundred people and bravely told her story of looking for work for several years and finding nothing.
“I continue to look but there are not a lot of jobs out here. I don’t want to be on unemployment or other assistance; I want to have a job where I can support myself. I want to be able to provide for my kids and go to the doctor when I am sick.”
As one of 13.9 million unemployed Americans, Cynthia continues to speak out on the need for members of Congress to focus on the jobs crisis. She plans to continue working with Virginia Organizing in the future. “In the short bit of time I have been involved with Virginia Organizing I have come to respect what we stand for. I will continue to work with Virginia Organizing because it is a wonderful chance to help make a difference. Too long I have stood by and let my voice be unheard. But now it’s time to speak out.”