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President Obama’s Jobs Act includes money to rehire educators

Putting the needs of Main Street ahead of Wall Street, President Obama announced the American Jobs Act, a bill designed to jumpstart economic growth and job creation. It includes resources to prevent educator layoffs and rebuild public schools and colleges. The Jobs Act calls for $30 billion to help prevent up to 280,000 teacher layoffs nationwide, including about 37,000 educator jobs in California. He’s also proposed $25 billion for school infrastructure. California would get about $2.8 billion, which would help create another 36,000 jobs. Joining educators in the call for tax fairness, Obama also outlined his plan for closing the budget deficit, which includes letting tax breaks for millionaires expire and closing tax loopholes for special interests like oil companies. Email your lawmaker today and tell them to support middle class America and the Jobs Act.

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