Reaching out to more than a quarter million unemployed South Carolinians, the Union of Unemployed this week began airing ‘Our Turn,’ a 30-second ad that urges the state’s jobless voters to express their anger and frustration in the upcoming gubernatorial primary election.
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“The depth of jobs crisis in South Carolina is unprecedented and the political elites could not care less,” said UCubed Acting Executive Director Rick Sloan. “In March, the official statewide unemployment rate was 12.2 percent, with rates in Marion, Allendale, Chester and Union counties exceeding 19 percent.”
Seven candidates are vying for their respective party’s nomination for governor in the June 8 primary, an election contest with a notoriously low turnout history. Many voters remain undecided.
“The jobless in South Carolina can help put America back to work by going out to vote,” said Sloan. “If the Palmetto State’s 265,000 unemployed go vote, they can alter the outcome decisively.”