What's At Stake in the 2012 Election?
The National Urban League Wire
Published: Tue. Oct 23, 2012 at 4:20 pm | Updated: Fri. Oct 26, 2012 at 6:56 pm | Comments: 0

WHAT’S AT STAKE IN THE 2012 ELECTION – JOBS

As of August 2012, 12.5 million people searching for a job were unable to find one. 5 million of these same people have been out of work for more than 6 months.Were they all located in one state, the state of 'Unemployed and Searching' would be America's 7th most populous – with more than every man, woman, and child in the states of North Carolina, Ohio, or Virginia separately. This is what's at stake in the 2012 election.

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WHAT’S AT STAKE IN THE 2012 ELECTION – EDUCATION

Today, over half of the fastest growing careers in America require that the worker hold a college degree. At more than 33.5 million, the number of jobs available is quite large. Yet only 13.7 million workers between the ages of 25-34 have the college degree that is required. At 19.8 million, the difference between the two numbers is larger than the total of every man, woman, and child in the states of Ohio and Virginia combined, and still growing. This is what’s at stake in the 2012 election.

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WHAT’S AT STAKE IN THE 2012 ELECTION – HOUSING

In 2011 alone, 1.9 million American families began the tragic process of losing their homes. Were they all located in one state, the state of 'Foreclosure' would be America's fastest growing, and 36th most populous – with more than all the people in Washington, DC and New Hampshire combined. This is what's at stake in the 2012 election.

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WHAT’S AT STAKE IN THE 2012 ELECTION - HEALTHCARE

While the number is shrinking, there are still millions of Americans without health insurance. At 48.6 million, the number of Americans currently lacking healthcare coverage is more than the total population of every man, woman, and child in California and New York combined – our first and third most populous states. This is what’s at stake in the 2012 election.

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