Rep. Mike Honda attends town hall on jobs today

Media Advisory – Aug. 23, 2011                                    

Contact:  Khanh Weinberg –  (408) 921-0098

SAN JOSE, Calif. – Behind every unemployment figure, there is a human story. Rep. Mike Honda (D-San Jose) will get to hear some of them at a town hall today.

This month, Honda and other members of Congress are taking their usual August recess break. But there is nothing usual about this August. Working families are struggling as never before, and from coast to coast, legislators are hearing the same cry: “Where are the jobs?”

“Our state’s unemployment just hit 12 percent. Jobs-creation and fixing the broken economy are what we need now,” said Brian O’Neill, a Santa Clara County property appraiser. “We hope hearing from constituents will empower Rep. Honda to go back to Washington and say the people’s mandate is clear: Fix the economy by creating jobs.”

WHAT: Rep. Mike Honda (D – San Jose) attends town hall on jobs
WHEN: TODAY 6 p.m.
WHERE: SEIU Local 521, 2302 Zanker Road, San Jose

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The Service Employees International Union is an organization of 2.1 million members united by the belief in the dignity and worth of workers and the services they provide.  SEIU is dedicated to improving the lives of workers and their families and creating a more just and humane society. For more information, visit

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