We need everyone to contact their Senators right now, and urge them to reject the massive cuts to unemployment insurance, and to renew the full federal unemployment insurance program through 2012.
Sample talking points:
Hello, my name is ______________ and I am ________________’s constituent from ____________.
I am calling to urge _______________ to reject the massive cuts to unemployment insurance in the House leadership’s bill. Vote “NO” on the bill that would slash unemployment benefits in every state, cutting more than half of federal UI benefits in the highest unemployment states. Instead, I urge support for immediate action to renew the full federal unemployment insurance program through 2012.
Without prompt action to reauthorize federal unemployment insurance, more than 6 million hardworking Americans will be cut-off of this critical lifeline next year – nearly 2 million in January alone.
Please tell _____________ that I strongly urge the Congress to reject cuts to unemployment insurance and to act now to fully renew federal unemployment insurance through 2012. Thank you.
On Twitter? Join the #ExtendUI tweet-a-thon!
We’re tweeting all day about the importance of unemployment insurance to millions of Americans and the economy at large.
We’re joining with @AFLCIO @NELPnews, @MomsRising, @HERvotes, and @WorkingAmerica to launch an #ExtendUI tweet-a-thon, making the case to #ExtendUI without cuts or preconditions that hurt the 99%. Join in by tweeting with the hashtag #ExtendUI!