BUFFALO, NY (WKBW) -- It's hard to miss as you drive along the 190 south out of Buffalo. Posted on a billboard is a message to President Obama right before his arrival in Buffalo Thursday. Mr President, I need a freakin job. Period. "I would love him to think about the people from Buffalo, the youth. Kids today troubled with how to move forward." Jeff Baker is the man behind the billboard. "I'm a designer, an artist, a small business entrepreneur."
When his small business in Fulton County folded, the father of two tells us he started taking freelance jobs to make ends meet. He teamed up with his brother Scott six months ago to create this youth-oriented website and Facebook movement. Buff State students are the faces behind the videos and billboard. "There's influence in numbers and if we could get together a few hundred thousand friends pushing in a direction have an impact on something."
Baker says INAFJ.org has no political affilIations, and wasn't planned for President Obama's visit. Whether or not they agree with the venue, a lot of people are hoping the President takes notice of the message behind the billboard. Derrick Jones tells us, " I think it's a good thing to get the President's attention. Definitely in Buffalo, we do need jobs."
Baker sells t-shirts on the website, but the brothers don't expect the movement to make money. The main focus is to attract attention to the lack of jobs across the country and give unemployed and under-employed a voice.