Gov. Perdue To Speak At Jobs Summit

Dozens of advocacy groups are getting together to urge Gov. Beverly Perdue and other state officials to use a stronger hand in helping more North Carolina citizens, especially minority groups, get back to work.

Perdue also was slated speak Wednesday at a "jobs summit" at a downtown Raleigh church, designed to discuss innovative ways to lower the state's 11 percent unemployment rate and preserve jobs that are created.

The groups say the unemployment rate for black Americans is nearly twice the rate for white residents.

The event is assembled by the state chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, the North Carolina Justice Center and others in a coalition that lobbies the Legislature on poverty and racial justice issues.


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  • by Obama Snake Oil Co Location: Washington on Apr 14, 2010 at 11:58 AM
    Anonymous on Apr 14, 2010 at 09:14 AM, hate? I know moveon.org preaches that those that dissagree are haters and racist. I go there quite often to see what they spew in their hate. Just to get you up to speed, I am a conservative democrat, like so many in this state, infact, we outnumber the liberals in the party. We are the bluedogs. When Bev came in after her election, she started showing her liberal side when she took stimulus money, we now owe the feds. She supported this healthcare we did not want, illegals in community colleges, cuts on state workers and teachers...yet was unwilling to cut house and legislature pay, or her pay. Then we are told of the shortfall of tax money....stop spending, cut back, regroup...she then raised taxes on smoke, alcohol in the state. You know, the things that affect the poor, more so than the rich. She has done nothing on illegals in this state, nothing. Hate? No, just like hagan, party ladies.
  • by Fred Location: Raleigh on Apr 14, 2010 at 11:55 AM
    This is how this governor spells the word job---TAX. If you think I am wrong, just wait a few months, less jobs, more tax.
  • by Bill Location: gboro on Apr 14, 2010 at 10:04 AM
    would love to hear her speak on all the high paid jobs she has created for spokespersons, communication advisors etc on her cabinet while laying off cops , teachers, health care positions at the state hospitals etc.. Cherry hospital has added overpaid administrators while cutting direct care positions what a joke
  • by Jim Location: SC on Apr 14, 2010 at 06:45 AM
    Oh! This one just reeks of "hope and change". How's it working so far?
  • by Anonymous on Apr 14, 2010 at 06:14 AM
    OSOC, there you go again stating NEGATIVE things about someone who is trying to do something good. Darned if she does, Darned if she doesn't?? Why do you have to spread such hate and false statements OSOC? Have you anything POSITIVE to say about Democrats? Huh? Anything? Come on! You are going to die young out of stress. You are doing it to yourself.
  • by OutsideLookingIn Location: ENC on Apr 14, 2010 at 05:45 AM
    What magic hat will the state pull jobs out of? On top of this, they are still cutting funding from the state school system to plump the state budget. Its nice that she is talking with these advocacy groups, but less talk and more action is needed. Reduce some state government salaries/dinners/perks; now there lies real potential for budget cutting.
  • by Obama Snake Oil Co Location: Washington on Apr 14, 2010 at 04:07 AM
    What part of "she doesn't care about jobs" do you not understand? You wanted change and voted democrats in the state. If you haven't seen the trend, there are plenty of witn stories on corruption by democrats. She is more likely to add taxes than promote business growth. Enjoy that change....
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