Thursday, December 15, 2011

Make the Call to Save Unemployme​nt Benefits

Yes, unfortunately the number one issue for right now continues to be renewing Unemployment Insurance for 2012.  Congress has yet to pass legislation extending the benefits.
Please, make a call to Congress now to keep 2,000,000 unemployed workers from losing their lifelines. The rallies across the country are making a difference, but please make the call, too!
The Restore the American Dream for the 99% Act
The Congressional Progressive Caucus introduced the biggest jobs bill yet. The bill, authored by Progressive Caucus Co-Chairmen Reps. Keith Ellison (D-MN) and Raul Grijalva (D-AZ), would create more than 4 million jobs and reduce the deficit by more than $2 trillion over the next 10 years, making it the biggest government effort thus far to marshal the resources needed to address the economic crisis. Sign a petition in support of the act, and read more analysis of it here.
Democracy in Action
December 8th was a national day of action for jobs and helping the unemployed. In Washington DC, Occupy Congress was the story of the day. In Springfield, IL a Republican Congressman decided that he didn't like their message - literally. A chalk message on the sidewalk to support the unemployment extension bill caused Rep. Aaron Schock to call the police on demonstrators!
In solidarity,            
Scott Marshall
Labor Chair, CPUSA

Source: e-letter from CPUSA

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