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When Unemployment Runs Out: Meet the 99ers

Post by Guest on Wed Apr 13, 2011 4:21 pm


This article is taken from "The Root", a publication owned by the Washington Post:


When Unemployment Runs Out: Meet the 99ers

Millions of jobless Americans are out in the cold after exhausting their unemployment insurance. Now what?


On Unemployed Friends 2.0, a message board for people who have been out of work long enough to exhaust all emergency unemployment insurance -- "99ers," as some have taken to calling themselves -- users let off steam in the Venting Forum.

I am sooo tired of calling temp agencies week after week with no callbacks or results … I'm burned out from over 2 years of this routine. –503Depressed

This feels like a permanent state. Even though I send out resumes, I don't really think anyone is going to call or that I will ever work again.
–nfpexec

Been unemployed over 2 years, sent out resume to hundreds of jobs, 4 interviews and nothing. Nothing, nothing, nothing. –js123

Please don't give up, be good to yourself today, and try to stay positive. We are all in this together. You are not alone. –DesperateInRI

http://www.theroot.com/views/when-unemployment-runs-out-meet-99ers?page=0,0

The Administrators and Moderators at UFF2 would like to thank all our members for doing their part to ensure our voices are being heard in Washington. This article gives us reason for renewed hope and the strength to continue the uphill battle we have all been facing, some for over a year. When HR 589 happens, it will because YOU made it happen.



Unemployed Friends 2.0 has also received a letter of appreciation for all of our members from the American 99er's Union:


Good Afternoon Jobless_in_MA,

I wanted to make you aware that your site was referenced and several members
posts were used in an article released today by The Root. The Root is a
publication owned by The Washington Post. I was asked by the writer if I
could recommend one of our member's sites as a good place for quotes and I
felt yours was strong. I am glad to see the writer visited your site!
The
link is below:

http://www.theroot.com/views/when-unemployment-runs-out-meet-99ers?page=0,0

Regards,
Gregg S. Rosen, CPNLP
President/Co-Founder
The American 99ers Union




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Re: When Unemployment Runs Out: Meet the 99ers

Post by Jobless_in_Ma on Wed Apr 13, 2011 4:32 pm


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Post by Guest on Wed Apr 13, 2011 4:40 pm

We are making a difference! Thank you EVERYONE for making Unemployed-Friends 2 a success and nationally recognized group for the support and advocacy of the unemployed and 99ers!

Keep it up, we can do it!


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Post by MoInSTL on Wed Apr 13, 2011 4:51 pm

AMAZING! diffrince

Has anyone tweeted this or sent to Barbara Lee?
http://www.theroot.com/views/when-unemployment-runs-out-meet-99ers?page=0,0


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Re: When Unemployment Runs Out: Meet the 99ers

Post by Guest on Wed Apr 13, 2011 4:52 pm

Great job, guys. I am proud to be a member of such a supportive group. Thank you for being here for us!

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Post by MoInSTL on Wed Apr 13, 2011 5:05 pm

This is a double post. We need to get the word out on this. Anyone want to help out?

Follow Ali on Facebook!
http://www.facebook.com/#!/AliVelshiCNN
Follow Ali on Twitter!
@AliVelshi

Contact information for Ed
http://www.facebook.com/#!/edschultzshow
Follow Ed on Twitter!
@WeGotEd
@edshow
The Ed Show
email: ed@msnbc.com

This is what I sent Ed. It can be used as a template and adjusted to your needs.

I am a member of the Unemployed Friends 2.0 forum and wanted to remind our advocate Ed that we haven’t given up and that we are almost a 600 member strong forum and featured in the following article. It consists of 4 pages.
http://www.theroot.com/views/when-unemployment-runs-out-meet-99ers?page=0,0

Member,
http://www.unemployed-friends2.org/



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Post by Guest on Wed Apr 13, 2011 5:16 pm

Going to change the title for Twitter purposes.


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Post by Guest on Wed Apr 13, 2011 5:19 pm

capitil hill

Fantastic!!! This just put me in a much better mood. Just knowing that we are being heard is a bit of a relief.

Keep up the good work everyone diffrince

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Post by gettheminNOVEMBER on Wed Apr 13, 2011 5:20 pm

MoInSTL wrote:This is a double post. We need to get the word out on this. Anyone want to help out?

Follow Ali on Facebook!
http://www.facebook.com/#!/AliVelshiCNN
Follow Ali on Twitter!
@AliVelshi

Contact information for Ed
http://www.facebook.com/#!/edschultzshow
Follow Ed on Twitter!
@WeGotEd
@edshow
The Ed Show
email: ed@msnbc.com

This is what I sent Ed. It can be used as a template and adjusted to your needs.

I am a member of the Unemployed Friends 2.0 forum and wanted to remind our advocate Ed that we haven’t given up and that we are almost a 600 member strong forum and featured in the following article. It consists of 4 pages.
http://www.theroot.com/views/when-unemployment-runs-out-meet-99ers?page=0,0

Member,
http://www.unemployed-friends2.org/


I am in here comes darthtater36

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Re: When Unemployment Runs Out: Meet the 99ers

Post by Guest on Wed Apr 13, 2011 5:33 pm

gettheminNOVEMBER wrote:
MoInSTL wrote:This is a double post. We need to get the word out on this. Anyone want to help out?

Follow Ali on Facebook!
http://www.facebook.com/#!/AliVelshiCNN
Follow Ali on Twitter!
@AliVelshi

Contact information for Ed
http://www.facebook.com/#!/edschultzshow
Follow Ed on Twitter!
@WeGotEd
@edshow
The Ed Show
email: ed@msnbc.com

This is what I sent Ed. It can be used as a template and adjusted to your needs.

I am a member of the Unemployed Friends 2.0 forum and wanted to remind our advocate Ed that we haven’t given up and that we are almost a 600 member strong forum and featured in the following article. It consists of 4 pages.
http://www.theroot.com/views/when-unemployment-runs-out-meet-99ers?page=0,0

Member,
http://www.unemployed-friends2.org/


I am in here comes darthtater36

getthem (Darthtater) THANK YOU! We cannot thank you enough for your support and advocacy of this Forum, and all the unemployed and average Americans. Also, thank you for your help when we first started out by volunteering to be a temporary mod. We will always be greatful to "Kermit".

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Post by gettheminNOVEMBER on Wed Apr 13, 2011 5:38 pm

If anyne wants to go to my page its darthtater36 and re-tweet I just fired off a bunch of nice ones. Very Happy

Thanks Desperate many here have become like family and I will do all I can to help

By the way I put this thread on the 99er Fb sites too


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Post by 99ermikeb on Wed Apr 13, 2011 5:41 pm

I'm ready to go - as long as it takes, whatever it takes. This has become much more than an extension of unemployment, my take is we gotta do this for all the newbie 99ers being thrown under the bus daily, weekly, monthly, yearly. There will ALWAYS be 99ers, and I hope a difference can be made so future unemployment won't be as painful as it is today.
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Post by Jobless_in_Ma on Wed Apr 13, 2011 6:23 pm

Awesome job everyone!!

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Post by Guest on Wed Apr 13, 2011 6:52 pm

gettheminNOVEMBER wrote:
MoInSTL wrote:This is a double post. We need to get the word out on this. Anyone want to help out?

Follow Ali on Facebook!
http://www.facebook.com/#!/AliVelshiCNN
Follow Ali on Twitter!
@AliVelshi

Contact information for Ed
http://www.facebook.com/#!/edschultzshow
Follow Ed on Twitter!
@WeGotEd
@edshow
The Ed Show
email: ed@msnbc.com

This is what I sent Ed. It can be used as a template and adjusted to your needs.

I am a member of the Unemployed Friends 2.0 forum and wanted to remind our advocate Ed that we haven’t given up and that we are almost a 600 member strong forum and featured in the following article. It consists of 4 pages.
http://www.theroot.com/views/when-unemployment-runs-out-meet-99ers?page=0,0

Member,
http://www.unemployed-friends2.org/


I am in here comes darthtater36

Hey, getthem tater! I put a shirt on for you for this occasion! Even put on a suit. Good job guys. Wonder why they didnt quote me.

LMAO

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Post by gettheminNOVEMBER on Wed Apr 13, 2011 6:57 pm

You clean up well smindles. razbery

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Post by mrmarti on Wed Apr 13, 2011 6:59 pm

positive article? Hope more light is shed on the 99ers. And what p*sses me off is that Congress is going on a two week spring break!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Post by Guest on Wed Apr 13, 2011 7:14 pm

The point about forcusing on the now - gee, that's original, wonder when the gov't will do that and save the middle class along with it!!

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Post by Guest on Wed Apr 13, 2011 7:54 pm

mrmarti wrote:positive article? Hope more light is shed on the 99ers. And what p*sses me off is that Congress is going on a two week spring break!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Big thank you to you too, mrmarti! Thanks for your tweets supporting this bill and for being a valued member of UF1 and UF2!!!!!

As far as spring break, if we hear something positive out of tomorrow meeting at least we know our efforts were worth it! We will have something to look forward to!


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Post by mistermunster on Wed Apr 13, 2011 8:25 pm

This last comment in the article said it all.

"Time and time again, they would talk about the future," he said, referring to right-wing fearmongering about America's children being saddled with the deficit. "We have to bring people back to reality and get them to stop looking to the future. Look at today. Because if people can't afford to keep a roof over their children's heads, feed them or otherwise provide for them today -- they're not going to have a future."

Yet those GOPers CAN'T see the forest through the trees, STILL!!!

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Post by gettheminNOVEMBER on Wed Apr 13, 2011 8:38 pm

mistermunster wrote:This last comment in the article said it all.

"Time and time again, they would talk about the future," he said, referring to right-wing fearmongering about America's children being saddled with the deficit. "We have to bring people back to reality and get them to stop looking to the future. Look at today. Because if people can't afford to keep a roof over their children's heads, feed them or otherwise provide for them today -- they're not going to have a future."

Yet those GOPers CAN'T see the forest through the trees, STILL!!!

Or THEY Choose WILLFULL IGNORANCE FROM THE TRUTH Question This is a true sign of EVIL!


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Post by Jobless_in_Ma on Wed Apr 13, 2011 10:22 pm

Meeting is confirmed tomorrow for Lee and Boehner, lets all get back to our game plan!

TY for everyone's participation. We need to make more waves!

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Post by superstevies on Thu Apr 14, 2011 1:35 pm

I am so stoked this Root Article is on the MSN home page. Under the Editors Pick section. Maybe this time we really are starting to stir the beez nest.

Carpe' Diem....I'm off to call Everybody I can call. House Reps, Senators, Presidents, Friends, Romans & Countrymen. I'm gonna shout it from the rooftops.

VIVA!!! H.R.589!!! or anyother legislation help for the Long Term Unemployed.

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Post by Arania on Thu Apr 14, 2011 1:48 pm

That's how I found this place. Just joined today. Smile

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Post by Guest on Thu Apr 14, 2011 1:52 pm

Arania wrote:That's how I found this place. Just joined today. Smile

Welcome!! You joined at the right time!! Hope we will hear some good news later today or tomorrow about the meeting that took place this morning for HR 589!

Hope you find all the information and support you need here!


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