Renew Unemployment: This is Getting Desperate
By Eric Mitchell
The situation is getting desperate. More than 1.6 million unemployed workers have now been cut off from emergency unemployment insurance. For many of them, this is their only source of income as they struggle to find work.
Last night, President Obama made a powerful call to reinstate unemployment insurance. But there's a voice that's even more powerful to members of Congress — yours!
Every day that Congress fails to extend unemployment insurance, it becomes harder to reinstate necessary assistance. We cannot give up on the unemployed, and neither should Congress! Unemployment insurance helps people look for work, put food on the table, and keep their homes. It provides a sense of security during difficult and stressful times.
Urge your representative and your senators to press on until unemployed workers see their insurance extended.
Call or email your members of Congress today, and urge them to extend unemployment assistance immediately.
Eric Mitchell is the director of government relations at Bread for the World.
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