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"Jobs Not Cuts" Rally Held In Lawrenceville

Activists call on Rep. Rob Woodall to create more jobs in Gwinnett County

Shouting, "Give me a job, Rob", a dozen people rallied outside Lawrenceville Representative Rob Woodall's office Wednesday morning at the .

The rally was organized by MoveOn Gwinnett, a branch of MoveOn.org. It was part of more than 200 rallies happening across the country as part of National Day of Action. "We're here to tell Rep. Woodall that enough is enough with focusing on cuts. It's time to focus on jobs," said Scott Szymanski, media coordinated for MoveOn Gwinnett.

Right now, of Gwinnett County residents are unemployed. That's lower than the Georgia average at 9.9 percent, but higher than the national average, which 9.2 percent.

The group claims Rep. Woodall and congress has been spending too much time focusing on the debt ceiling and cuts, than putting people back to work. "If he thinks that it's better to deal with things that don't have anything to do with the real people that are voting...and just make the corporations happy, then he is not representing me," said Glenda Poindexter, council coordinator for MoveOn Gwinnett. "I call on him today to make jobs happen in this state."

"It's not right that they balance the budget on the backs of the poor and the disabled and those that don't have," said Iris Basham, a MoveOn activist. "Once you have a job, you start spending. Once you start spending, the economy starts working... but the government's got to take that first step and employ all of us."


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