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Young Invincibles’ Statement on 2014 State of the Union Address


January 28, 2014

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Young Invincibles’ Statement On President Obama’s Fifth State of the Union Address

[WASHINGTON]— This evening, President Obama delivered his fifth State of the Union Address. Aaron Smith, Young Invincibles Co-Founder & Executive Director, released the following statement on the President’s remarks:

“With unemployment rates nearly twice the national average, young adults are continuing to suffer from the Great Recession. We need action. We are heartened that the vision delivered by the President this evening includes a strong commitment to young Americans. We look forward to working with the President and all of our leaders in Washington to make sure that vision becomes reality. By investing in job training programs, strengthening the Earned Income Tax Credit, addressing critical economic justice issues like the minimum wage, making a college education affordable, and continuing to implement the Affordable Care Act, we can begin to close the opportunity gap facing far too many in our generation and ensure everyone has a fair shot at financial security.”


Young Invincibles is a national organization committed to amplifying the voices of young adults, ages 18 to 34, and expanding economic opportunity for our generation. Young Invincibles ensures that young adults are represented in today’s most pressing societal debates through cutting-edge policy research and analysis, and innovative campaigns designed to educate, inform and mobilize our generation to change the status quo. Follow us on Twitter at @YI_Care.