Reps. Jackson, Lewis to introduce Civil Rights Act amendment for unemployed

Jackson said amending the Civil Rights Act would not guarantee work for the 13.9 million unemployed Americans, but at least would allow them to compete for jobs.

"I ask each and every member of Congress to stand with me and to say to those 13.9 million Americans who are unemployed: You are not forgotten; your chance has not passed," Jackson said. "We should pass the Civil Rights Act of 2011."