No one likes a Grinch. Especially this time of year.
With overwhelming bipartisan support, the Senate just passed a bill temporarily extending federal unemployment insurance programs that expire on December 31. But now, House Republican leaders are threatening to kill the bill, cutting off this vital support for millions of struggling families.
Tell your Representative not to be a Grinch. He or she must pass the Senate bill to extend federal unemployment insurance benefits before they expire!
Call 1-888-245-3381 NOW and ask your Representative to extend federal unemployment insurance benefits.
When connected to your Representative’s office, please tell him or her:
- Your name, where you are from, and that you are a constituent.
- Please tell _____________ that I’m counting on [him or her] to pass the Senate bill to extend federal unemployment insurance benefits. Thank you.
The Senate bill extends unemployment insurance for two months. While the Senate bill isn’t perfect, it gives the unemployed two months breathing room and gives Congress the chance to come back and do better. So it’s now up to the House of Representatives to pass the bill to ensure that unemployed Americans are not left in the cold this holiday season.
What’s at stake if these benefits are allowed to expire? Over two million women stand to lose this critical lifeline in 2012. More than a quarter of a million of these women are single parents. For many of them, federal unemployment benefits may be the difference between staying afloat and falling into poverty.
Please call 1-888-245-3381 today and ask your Representative to act now to pass the Senate bill to prevent federal unemployment insurance benefits from being cut off this holiday season.