The State Worker

Chronicling civil-service life for California state workers

August 16, 2010
Capitol lawmakers and national retailer plan Tuesday 'suit drive'

Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg and Assembly Speaker John A. Pérez are kicking off the Capitol's inaugural "suit drive," part of a national effort backed by the Men's Warehouse to provide business attire for the unemployed.

According to a press release issued this morning, the legislators and the Houston-based retail chain are encouraging Sacramento-area residents drop off their "gently used" professional attire -- suits, pants, dress shirts, sport coats, slacks, ties, belts, and shoes -- at on Tuesday, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Senator Office Building at 1121 L Street.

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