Jobs with Justice is a national network of local coalitions that bring together labor unions, faith groups, community organizations, and student activists to fight for working people. Our members are in the streets in 46 cities in 24 states across the country.
Tell Congress: We need help for the unemployed, not tax cuts for the rich!
Congress is about to go home for Thanksgiving without extending unemployment benefits, which will mean that over 2 million Americans will be cut off from their existing unemployment benefits this holiday season. The TANF Emergency Fund, which subsidized 240,000 jobs for low-income families and youth has yet to be renewed by Congress.
There are 5 job-seekers for every available opening. If every single available job in the country were filled tomorrow, there would STILL be 11 million people looking for work.
The unemployment rate hasn’t changed – so why do conservative members of Congress want to change the rules for who can receive unemployment benefits?
SEND AN EMAIL BELOW AND THEN CALL YOUR SENATORS AT 1-877-662-2889
Tell Congress to vote to extend Unemployment Insurance and the TANF Emergency Fund until the economy recovers, not to extend tax cuts to the rich.