Call-In to Renew Unemployment Insurance

Kris LaGrange's picture
Dec 09, 2011

Tell your members of Congress to renew Unemployment Insurance for 2012. Call (888) 245-3381 or visit the unemployedworkers.org call-in feature on this page. Millions of hardworking Americans - nearly 2 million in January alone, and over 6 million in 2012 - will be cut off from the emergency lifeline of federal unemployment insurance, unless Congress acts to renew the program before it expires Dec. 31. In the past three years, federal unemployment insurance has helped more than 17 million Americans while they have looked for work in the toughest job market since the Great Depression. Recent U.S. Census Bureau figures show that federal unemployment insurance helped keep more than 3 million from falling into poverty last year alone. Congress has never allowed these programs to expire when unemployment was anywhere near this high for this long. Congress must act, and act now. Even though this is the worst Congress ever - they can at least do one thing right.

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