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House Proceeding 12-14-09 on Dec 15th, 2009 :: 1:24:45 to 1:27:10
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Keith Ellison

1:24:44 to 1:25:04( Edit History Discussion )

Keith Ellison: which is a magni comprehensive jobs effort and i hope he will join me on the training aspect as well. mr. ellison: let me just say. i was home this weekend and i was walking along one of the trails that we have in minneapolis. we have a lot of parks in minneapolis.

Keith Ellison

1:24:45 to 1:27:10( Edit History Discussion )
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Keith Ellison

1:25:05 to 1:25:26( Edit History Discussion )

Keith Ellison: it was cold and i wanted to get my legs stretched from working so hard last week. i was walking along one of our many trails and i decided to sit down at a park like a pretty old looking park bench. the rust was there. and i noticed that it was sturdy.

Keith Ellison

1:25:27 to 1:25:48( Edit History Discussion )

Keith Ellison: and we sat there talking to a few friends. when i got up to leave, there was a plaque and it said on it, w.p.a., 1934. for 75 years, that park bench been for 75 years, that thing has been given comfort to people who

Keith Ellison

1:25:49 to 1:26:11( Edit History Discussion )

Keith Ellison: are just walking by. but 75 years ago, we had a job cris then. and our country, our congress responded to the needs of unemployed americans. you know, we need to respond to the needs of americans our people are putting pressure on food shelves and people don't

Keith Ellison

1:26:12 to 1:26:32( Edit History Discussion )

Keith Ellison: have money for lights, as folks who have two and three jobs that were part-time, now lost them, now they have no lifeline, we have to respond to generation of americans looking for work today and where is there extra work, there has to be extra help. the emcongressional black caucus

Keith Ellison

1:26:33 to 1:26:53( Edit History Discussion )

Keith Ellison: are focusing on a targeted jobs bill, calling for jobs and calling attention to an appalling condition where people are unemployed at rates of 25%, 30% in some communities. . i want to ask the gentlelady,

Keith Ellison

1:26:54 to 1:27:10( Edit History Discussion )

Keith Ellison: or i'll ask any of my colleagues, bause i like the dialogue, i don't want to give a 20-minute speech. what have you heard as you stood in the grocery store line, or when you were walking around your parks in los angeles, milwaukee, ohio, cleveland, what have you heard? what have you gone through?

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