The Union of Unemployed (UCubed) will be holding its own election ahead of the 2012 primaries. Aimed at focusing the U.S. political agenda on JOBS Now! and giving the jobless a chance to vote for or against presidential candidates who talk the talk, but don’t walk the walk, UCubed is introducing the “Pink Slip Primary.”
Starting August 1, the jobless of all political persuasions will be able to see what the candidates running for president have said about jobs, what their campaign appeals are, and what they’ve done to put Americans back to work. UCubed members will be able to vote for the candidate of their choice in the party of their choosing.
“On November 7, 2012, 40 million jobless voters will be forced to choose between two major party candidates, candidates chosen by a few hundred thousand party activists who attended caucuses in Iowa or voted in the New Hampshire primary, candidates who never had to confront the harsh reality of being unemployed or underemployed for the past two, three or even four years. And that’s just not right,” said UCubed Executive Director Rick Sloan. “So, we are hosting the ‘Pink Slip Primary’ at UCubed. We want the jobless to vote for – or against – the presidential candidates who would lead this Nation.”
Primary votes can be cast at www.unionofunemployed.com. UCubed will announce the monthly and cumulative totals for the “Pink Slip Primary” on the last day of each month. So vote early, vote often. And encourage your friends and families to participate.