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Mayor of Phoenix: The American Jobs Act Should Be Passed Today

Phil Gordon says the politics that are being played in Washington, DC, and across the country, are devastating our nation

Phil Gordon, the mayor of Phoenix, Arizona believes the American Jobs Act should be passed today. "We can’t afford to keep waiting. And the politics that are being played not only in Washington, DC, but across the country are just devastating our nation, our cities. And it’s important not only to put people back to work but to train them for the 21st century."

He is pleading with Congress – Republicans and Democrats – to pass the American Jobs Act “right away.”

“Arizona has been hit—one of the two or three hardest states—in Phoenix in particular—with housing, lack of conventions, tourism, lack of jobs,” Gordon explains.  “It’s time to stop talking about it, it’s time to move forward. There’s plenty of time for everybody to do politics afterwards. But right now, in Phoenix, we have a lot of people out of work. We have a lot of children that are now homeless with their moms and dads that shouldn’t be.”

See how other American mayors say the American Jobs Act will impact their cities

Mayor Dayne Walling of Flint, Michigan
Mayor Antonio R. Villaraigosa of Los Angeles, California
Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake of Baltimore, Maryland
Mayor Michael Hancock of Denver, Colorado
Mayor Mark Mallory of Cincinnati, Ohio
Mayor Greg Fischer of Louisville, Kentucky
Mayor Sly James of Kansas City