Local residents protest for the purpose of finding good jobs in Texas in front of Sen. John Cornyn‘s local office building recently on Memorial Drive around noon. The protest was organized by Joel Coon and Good Jobs for a Great Houston. The group pledge to continue such public actions until better jobs come to Houston.
“We need to know! Where are the jobs!” chanted angry protestors representing the Good Jobs Great Houston organization during a demonstration in front of Sen. John Cornyn‘s local office building on Memorial Drive last Thursday around noon.
According to spokesman for the organization Joel Coon, the protest in front of Cornyn’s office building was not only designed to vent frustrations concerning the state of employment in Houston but to ask him to sign a “Prescription to Revive the Middle Class.”
The protest drew over one hundred Houstonians including Thaddeus Cooks, an iron worker who has been unemployed for quite some time after demand for construction died down.
“We’re here to bring to Sen. Cornyn’s attention to the fact that we need jobs here in not only the city of Houston, but the state of Texas,” said Cooks as he was preparing to deliver the document that was essentially a contract which asked Coryn to help provide good jobs for citizens of the city.
Unemployed nurse Enis Domio felt that the senator hasn’t done anything at all to help those who want to work.
“He’s bailing out the CEOs and corporation and he’s not doing anything to make it better for the middle class,” said Domio, who has been out of work for eight months. “It’s been really hard and I’m a single mother so I’ve been making it by the grace of God.”
Coryn was out of his office during the demonstration and didn’t return until after the crowd dispersed, and the only reason the crowd began to leave was because of fears that tow trucks were going to start towing people’s cars.
Good Jobs Great Houston had hoped to continue the protest until their demands were met, reflecting the rage of over 30 million unemployed Americans and half a million Texans who work for minimum wage.