October 23, 2016 - The Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate, Jim Barksdale announces the Jobs & Justice Tour which will see the candidate travel across the state to meet with voters in order to understand their concerns and policy priorities. During the week-long tour, Jim will meet with unions, farmers, small business owners and social justice organizations to discuss taking personal responsibility in fighting rising inequality, discrimination, economic and social justice issues and how to fix a broken political system consisting of special interests.
“There is a growing disparity in America,” said Jim Barksdale. “Not only is there income inequality which sees a growing portion of the state finding themselves further away from affording the barest of necessities, but there is also a disparity in opportunity. I will be reaching out to people from all walks of life to see how better representation in Washington can impact their lives for the better.”
The tour stops are expected to discuss the following topics:
Housing Justice - Conversations with civil rights advocates discussing disparities caused by housing discrimination, including lost economic opportunity, educational attainment, and jobs.
Economic Justice - Meetings with several organizations and business owners to see the best avenues forward to create jobs and provide more economic opportunity.
Environmental Justice - Tour at a leading instructional farm that teaches better crop practices and farm management. Jim will also speak with people affected by the recent hurricane and to inspect some of the damage.
Civic Justice - Meetings with community leaders and activists to discuss how federal policy can promote social and economic change on the local level.
Educational Justice - Dialogue with HBCU students and faculty to discuss investing in the educational system to get the best return.
Millennial Issues - Visit with millennials to hear their concerns about the future and the issues motivating the decisions of the next generation.