College Women Student Leaders Tell Generation Opportunity they Want Real Economic Opportunities, Not More Federal Spending and Government Interference
Washington, DC (PRWEB) June 13, 2012
Generation Opportunitys grassroots field team was in action in Maryland recently, participating in the National Conference for College Women Student Leaders. The three-day event, dubbed Leadership for Today and Tomorrow, brought together over 400 young women leaders for lectures and workshops on the campus of the University of Maryland, College Park.
As a young woman, I can tell you first-hand that we are confident in our abilities and know we are qualified to compete and succeed in whatever endeavor we choose. However, today we face an economy with fewer and fewer opportunities there is an overall scarcity of jobs that is making it increasingly difficult to succeed and plan for our futures, said Evan Flores, Director of Field Operations for Generation Opportunity. Young women are experiencing high unemployment a shocking 12.1% for Americans 18-29 years old while Washington just talks about it. We know that America can do better. The failed policies of the last three years, such as greater regulatory intervention and higher taxes, are unfair and deny us opportunities they are barriers to individual initiative, investment, and job creation.
Event attendees indicated that record unemployment and high gas prices were among their top concerns. Economic opportunity and jobs are looking even bleaker on the heels of Mays lackluster numbers from the United States Department of Labor (DOL). The DOL Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reported that the overall unemployment rate climbed to 8.2%, as the economy added just 69,000 new jobs. The numbers are worse for Millennials, those aged 18 to 29 years old: