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December 10, 2010

10 Days Since Congress Let Federal Unemployment Benefit Programs Lapse

By the end of this week, benefits will have already lapsed for more than 1 million jobless Americans -- with only two weeks until the Christmas holiday.read more »

December 7, 2010

Don’t Let Up Now!

Tell Congress it must pass a full-year re-authorization of the federal unemployment insurance programs. White House announcement indicates its opponents now conceding to full-year renewal.read more »

December 6, 2010

Senate Minority Continues to Block Federal Unemployment Benefits Renewal

Two votes fail to overcome obstruction as new reports show 4.2 million face benefit cut-offs by end of February, 7 million by end of 2011 without reauthorization.read more »

December 3, 2010

Lifeline (VIDEO)

In this powerful new video, unemployed workers tell their stories and implore you to contact your members of Congress now. Watch. Listen. Call.read more »

December 3, 2010

Grim Jobs Report for November Brings Call to Action to Renew Federal Unemployment Insurance

9.8 percent unemployment. Given that Congress has allowed unemployment extensions to fall by the wayside, you wouldn’t expect the jobs situation to be worse. How could our Congressional reps rationalize letting our economic lifeline expire when things are just getting worse? When our unemployment rate has gone up?read more »

December 2, 2010

Unemployed Workers Take to The Hill to Demand Congressional Action

More than 200 unemployed workers from 17 states gathered on Capitol Hill yesterday to demand that Congress act to continue the full federal unemployment benefits programs through 2011.read more »

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