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.
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.