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PLEASE SIGN: Tell John Boehner: Extend Unemployment Benefits

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The Senate is taking action. The House needs to do the same. Extend long-term unemployment insurance benefits now.

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Beverly M. (88)
Sunday January 12, 2014, 9:59 am
Imagine youíre a middle class Floridian who has been actively looking for a job for a long time. In the meantime, you and your family rely on unemployment insurance benefits to make ends meet until you can find one.

And just before the New Year, in the height of the holiday season, you lose the only income you have.

For more than 1.3 million Americans, thatís exactly what happened.

Republicans in Congress refused to extend long-term federal unemployment benefits during the budget negotiations. And if Congress doesnít act soon, those 1.3 million Americans will have nowhere to turn.

The Senate will be considering an extension of these critical programs in the coming weeks. And John Boehner and Republicans in the House need to do the same.

For many Americans who lost their jobs to the economic recession, and are actively seeking work, unemployment insurance is their only source of security. Itís how they pay the mortgage, or the rent, or put food on the table.

Republicans let that security fall through the cracks. I think itís deplorable that, during the holidays, Republicans stripped 1.3 million Americans of their unemployment benefits. And we need to fix this immediately.

The Senate is taking action. The House needs to do the same. Sign the petition to tell John Boehner to fix this now.

Mary T. (339)
Sunday January 12, 2014, 10:15 am
Thank you Beverly - signed & noted

Past Member (0)
Sunday January 12, 2014, 11:41 am

Natasha Salgado (672)
Sunday January 12, 2014, 1:52 pm
Signed-thx Beverly

Mitchell D. (132)
Sunday January 12, 2014, 2:55 pm
Noted and signed, thinking that I'd already signed from e-mail, but thanks.
This is so important, as is getting Boehner out of office!

A F. (131)
Sunday January 12, 2014, 3:23 pm
done thanks

Jason Flint (5)
Sunday January 12, 2014, 5:44 pm
signed and noted

Dogan Ozkan (5)
Sunday January 12, 2014, 10:55 pm
noted and signed

Bridget Robertson (106)
Monday January 13, 2014, 1:14 am
Noted and signed.

Alan` Lambert (91)
Monday January 13, 2014, 1:19 am
Don't forget another petition about the same:

Jonathan Harper (0)
Monday January 13, 2014, 4:22 am

Judy T. (227)
Monday January 13, 2014, 5:27 am
Signed. Thank you, Beverly.

Karen Marion (30)
Monday January 13, 2014, 10:58 am

Ondine J. (131)
Monday January 13, 2014, 7:09 pm
Noted and signed, thanks

Dimitris Dallis (45)
Monday January 5, 2015, 9:40 am
Ha! Even with the international 00000, they let me sign :)

Darren Woolsey (200)
Thursday October 22, 2015, 3:10 am
Signed and shared petition
Thanks Beverly.
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