“Those 100,000 online activists regularly share posts with their 26.6 million Facebook friends, giving the unemployed a power that far exceeds their numbers,” said UCubed Executive Director Rick Sloan. “UCubed connected with jobless Americans by asking a simple question: Where’s a job for me, Mr. President? And by advocating for a new Works Progress Administration – a WPA 2.0 – to put Americans back to work ASAP.”
Each week, the UCubed Facebook page reaches 1.3 to 1.6 million fans. Major concentrations exist in New York City (24,000), Chicago (19,000), Los Angeles (16,000), Texas (26,000), Washington (9,800), Oregon (8,600) and Pennsylvania (8,000). UCubed activists and cubes can be found in every state.
A recent survey of UCubed activists finds a majority are women (57 percent), over 45 years of age (51.9 percent) and come from jobless households (100 percent).
In addition to supporting legislation to extend long-term unemployment benefits, UCubed members are pushing WPA 2.0 as a solution to the jobs crisis. Click here to see their Facebook campaign entitled, “We did it once. Let’s do it now!”
UCubed was designed to assist the millions of unemployed and underemployed Americans, and to provide a structure that allows them to take advantage of their growing numbers. For more information, visit Union of Unemployed.