When Dee Jacobson of Orange County heard that her often-illusive congressman Eric Cantor would be speaking on income inequality at UPENN, she immediately signed up to carpool to Philadelphia. Dee dropped everything to join those protesting Rep. Cantor’s appearance and even addressed the crowd of 500.
“I came up here today from Locust Grove, Virginia to stand in solidarity with you. Instead of facing his constituents to explain why he is not fighting for jobs, Rep. Cantor is here in Philadelphia speaking on the virtues of trickle down economics, only to cancel at the last minute. In Virginia, we are tired of waiting for things to trickle down and we are tired of waiting for Rep. Cantor to show his face in his district.”
Dee Jacoboson supports the American Jobs Act, which will create 2.6 million jobs nationwide. Job creation is a particularly important priority for Dee because she works with a non-profit organization, Harmony for Recovery, that promotes wellness for people with mental and emotional challenges. She finds that the population she serves has been hard hit by the jobs crisis and she wants to see Washington do something to promote job creation.