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I'm going to Afghanistan, please call your congressman to support Jobs for Afghans.

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Uploaded on May 20, 2009

General Karl Eikenberry, former Commander of U.S. Forces in Afghanistan, has said "Much of the enemy force is drawn from the ranks of unemployed men looking for wages to support their families." Jobs for Afghans is lobbying Congress to create alternatives to fighting for the Taliban. The Taliban is unpopular but it pays a wage in a country where unemployment is 40%. The group advocates a financially accountable program of cash-for-work projects which puts money directly into the hands of the poorest of Afghans. There are thousands of projects which would require only hand tools. Go to http://jobsforafghans.org

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