Tell Congress to Get Back to Work Helping Americans Get Back to Work!
Since Congress let extended unemployment insurance lapse late last year, over 2.5 million Americans have lost these critical benefits. 72,000 more people lose their benefits every week that Congress drags its feet.
Tell your Senators and Representative that this is unacceptable. Contact your elected officials today and urge them to vote "yes" on the emergency unemployment insurance extension!
Unemployment insurance helps struggling families stay out of poverty. The national unemployment rate of women in March 2014 was 5.9 percent, and women are just as likely as men to receive unemployment insurance benefits. In 2012 alone, unemployment insurance kept more than 1.7 million people, including 655,000 women and 446,000 children, from falling into poverty.
Tell this “Do-Nothing” Congress to get back to work and restore emergency unemployment insurance benefits now.
It’s hard to be unemployed, even in a good economy. It’s even harder to believe Congress hasn't acted to provide relief for these men, women, and families. Their failure to extend long-term unemployment insurance has the same effect as voting “no” on helping the unemployed.
Unemployment insurance helps struggling families stay out of poverty and get back to work – that’s why Congress needs to restore the benefits now.
Unemployment benefits are one of the best economic boosts out there because recipients use the benefits to pay for necessities such as food and rent. Indeed, the Department of Labor has found that for every dollar spent on unemployment benefits, two dollars are pumped back into the economy.
This economy is rough enough, and Congress shouldn’t make it harder on families. Please urge your representative and senators to extend emergency unemployment insurance benefits!