Rye Town Supervisor is set to open a local campaign headquarters today in Rockland County for his 2012 congressional race.
Carvin, a Republican who is challenging incumbent U.S. Rep. Nita Lowey, D-Harrison for her new, redrawn district that extends from Westchester to include all of Rockland County, is opening a joint campaign office at 32 S. Liberty Drive, Stony Point, with state Sen. Bill Larkin, an Orange County Republican.
The opening, getting the support of Rockland County GOP Chairman Vincent Reda, is set for 10 a.m. and includes a rally for supporters and campaign volunteers.
Unemployment at 8.3%"This jobs number is moving in the wrong direction, and it is far worse -- a full 15% -- when you count those who have abandoned hope of finding work." Carvin said after the release of the latest unemployment stats. "Here in Westchester and Rockland, unemployment has increased by more than 10% this year, and those most hurt are the poor and minorities. More than half (54%) of our debt-laden college graduates are now unemployed or underemployed.
"If we do not start working together and addressing the debt crisis in America, high unemployment will become systemic, and that is unacceptable," Carvin said. "We know what to do to prevent this economic crisis from becoming a permanent decline, but we must have leaders in Washington with the courage to level with the American people and to get it done."