Action Alert: Call-In to Congress
Posted by: Mitchell Hirsch on Nov 16, 2010
Congress must continue the expanded federal unemployment benefits program, and not extend tax giveaways to millionaires.
To help deliver that message, we are urging you to call your Senators as part of a National Call-in to Congress Action Day this Tuesday, November 16.
The federal unemployment benefits program will end November 30th unless Congress acts. Two million unemployed job-seekers face the threat of having their benefits cut-off prematurely this holiday season alone. Millions more would confront that prospect after the New Year, unless Congress acts.
Never before has Congress decided to cut-off extended unemployment benefits when the jobless rate was so high. And not since the 1930s have so many unemployed job-seekers been out-of-work for so long.
Congress, meanwhile, is considering extending budget-busting tax cuts for the wealthiest two-percent -- revenue that should be going to job creation programs. We have to ask: what kind of person would extend tax giveaways to millionaires while cutting off unemployment benefits to job-seeking Americans?
You can call your Senators toll-free at 1-866-606-1189 or Click to Call here.
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