Take Action in the Briefcase Brigades-- VIDEO
On April 27th, young people in suits will march on Congressional offices. The hope is to dramatize the youth job crisis and the need for Congress to invest to create jobs. The Brigade is an open source event--meaning it does not belong to any organization. Brigades are to happen locally and nationally, and are customizable in whatever ways you think will be most effective for your community. Check out this video of the Briefcase Brigade and click the link below to get all the details for the event.
The Briefcase Brigades will be an experiment to draw attention to the jobs crisis and a tactic that needs to grow into a strategy and a youth jobs agenda. Spreading the word about the Brigades through social media like Twitter and Facebook is essential to the success of the event, so tweet it and post it!
Online media is helping out as well--check out these resources that are helping to spread the word:
- Graduating Off a Cliff: The Millennial Generation's Fight for Its Future -- Van Jones & Lindsay McCluskey on the need for youth innovation and resistance (on the Huffington Post).
- At Least I Have Street Cred .. And a Snazzy Suit for April 27 -- SparkAction intern Alison's reaction to the article and her own take on the Millenial Generation in a blog entry.