Perriello preaching REVIVAL
Item by Chris Graham
Fifth District Democratic nominee Tom Perriello is talking about economic revival in Southside and Central Virginia.
Perriello launched his REVIVAL plan for the economies of the Fifth yesterday at an event in Martinsville, which has the highest unemployment rate in Virginia, at 10.5 percent in May, and that was before a major employer laid off half its workforce last week.
The Perriello REVIVAL plan focuses on workforce development, investment in infrastructure, support for small businesses, work toward real energy solutions, a boost in education funding and putting Virginia workers first.
“American of Martinsville’s recent layoffs are just one example of a deepening problem in Southside,” said Perriello, who is challenging incumbent Republican Virgil Goode in the Fifth District race. “An economic revival focused on jobs will be my number one priority in Congress. This district needs a leader willing to roll up his sleeves and work as hard as workers here do to bring living wage jobs back home. There are no shortcuts or quick fixes — only a major commitment to economic revival for our communities.”