Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Senate Republicans Kill Unemployment Insurance

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Republicans are blocking unemployment benefits for over a million Americans -- even though they are actively looking for work.  It's cruel, it's heartless, and it's terrible policy, since this sudden cut is expected to drive down economic growth, and lead to more unemployment (can you say, "counterproductive?")
Take action, keep up the pressure, and tell the Republicans to stop blocking unemployment benefits.
John Hlinko, Left Action

BREAKING: Senate Republicans just voted to kill an emergency extension of unemployment insurance for 1.3 million Americans.

Here's the back story: over the holidays, 1.3 million Americans who lost their jobs through no fault of their own also lost their unemployment benefits. Since then, President Obama and the Democrats have been fighting for an emergency extension.

Meanwhile, Republicans are set on denying these critical benefits to working families, while at the same fighting tooth and nail to protect the interests of millionaires and billionaires.

It's our job to call on Republicans in Congress to do the right thing and extend emergency unemployment insurance:

ADD YOUR NAME: Demand Republicans take immediate action to extend unemployment insurance >>

Listen, this is important. There are 2.3 million children right now living with parents who just had this vital lifeline cut. Denying this critical benefit while they're searching for work is just plain cruel -- especially when they'll got to the mat for special interests.

Thanks for standing with us.

DCCC Rapid Response

P.S. Here's President Obama's hard-hitting message to Republicans from his first weekly address of the year: "Instead of punishing families who can least afford it, Republicans should make it their New Year's resolution to do the right thing, and restore this vital economic security for their constituents right now." Click here if you agree >>












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