Sign Unemployment Insurance Petition
Nearly 8 million workers and their families have been kept afloat by the extension of the federal unemployment insurance program while they search for work in this tough economy. Congress must not allow these benefits to expire on November 30!
Economists rank unemployment benefits among the most effective ways to boost the economy, and the U.S. Census Bureau data reports that 3.3 million more people would have fallen below the poverty line in 2009 without unemployment benefits. However, millions of Americans will be cut off from unemployment insurance starting November 30 unless Congress acts to reauthorize and continue the federal jobless benefit programs.
First action step to take: sign the new petition to Congress to extend unemployment benefits!