Candlelight Vigil In Downtown LA To Push Congress On $447B Jobs Plan

LOS ANGELES (CBS) — A candlelight vigil is set for Monday night in downtown Los Angeles to call on U.S. lawmakers to put Americans back to work.

KNX 1070’s Bob Brill reports Good Job LA will pray that the need to create jobs will trump “corporate greed” ahead of the U.S. Senate’s vote on the American Jobs Act.

Good Job LA spokesman Jacob Hay will join about 200 others at the corners of Broadway and Aliso streets near what he calls the obsolete Broadway and Hollywood (101) Freeway overpass in downtown L.A.

The location, Hay said, is highly symbolic.

“Just one of the many overpasses that need fixing and that could be built by passing the American Jobs Act,” he said.

Hay said even if Congress kills President Obama’s controversial $447 billion measure, protesters will continue to make their voices heard.

“If the jobs bill doesn’t pass tomorrow, we’ll be back out on Wednesday with a larger and more aggressive protest of the fact that corporate greed stood in the way of good jobs,” he said.

Activists from Occupy LA — who have been camped out near City Hall — are expected to join unemployed workers and various locals for the demonstration.

The Democratic-controlled Senate is expected to hold a key procedural vote on the American Jobs Act Tuesday evening.


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