Call your Senators: Renew Jobless Benefits Immediately

Ross Wallen February 5, 2014 1

Tomorrow, the Senate will vote on an extension of vital jobless benefits that have expired for more than 1.6 million families because Republicans refuse to allow a majority vote in the House and Senate.

We are just a few votes short in the Senate and your Senator may be on the fence.

Will you take a few minutes to call your Senator before the vote?

Our friends at Campaign for America’s Future have a tool that will connect you to your Senator and give you a script to guide your conversation. Just click here to get started.

Last week President Obama demanded Republicans stop blocking a vote on jobless benefits and USAction members have sent tens of thousands of letters and calls into the House and Senate to back him up.

It’s unreasonable to punish jobless workers when we know there aren’t enough jobs to go around. There are three workers seeking employment for every one job available. And the devastating impact on families extends to our economy as they have less money to spend to meet the basics.

1.6 million Americans lost their benefits and they are relying on us to win this fight so they can feed their family, keep a roof over their head and pay the bills.

Click here to make the call: You’ll just need to enter your zip code and then ask your Senator to vote yes to renew unemployment insurance.

Thanks,
Ross

P.S. Can’t call? Contribute $10 to help USAction’s work around unemployment insurance.

  • M. S. Cox

    PLEASE, contact your federal representatives and urge them to vote YES on an extension of vital unemployment extention benefits that have expired (12/28/2013) for more than 1.5 million families because Republlicans refuse to allow a majority vote inthe House and Senate.

    Last week President Obama demanded Republicans stop blocking a vote on jobless benefits.

    It’s unreasonable to punish jobless workers when we know there aren’t enough jobs to go around. There are three workers seeking employment for every one job available. And the devastating impact on families extends to our economy as they have less money to spend to meet the basics.

    So easy for Congress to set on the hill and refuse to support the 1.6 million jobless Americans. They are not the families with NO income. Same on the Republicans for refusing to bring this issue to vote.

    Republicans do not want to extend the Unemployement benefits – they want to create more jobs. and going back to work. That is a great idea and I am all for mope jobs – in the mean time how am I suppose to feed my family, make a house payment and make a car payment, pay my taxes ? ? ?

    If the republicans would stop making deals with the BIG companies and taking the suspected Kick backs from them to help them get their job shipped to other countries.

    If they allow American companies to move jobs out of our county – they why are we not passing laws to increase the import tax – so American companies have half a chance to compete with the wages????