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Post by ExhaustedinCA Tue Aug 30, 2011 8:19 pm

Washington, D.C.– Congresswoman Barbara Lee (D-CA) and Congressman Bobby Scott (D-VA) sent a letter to President Barack Obama urging him to address the needs of jobless workers in his forthcoming jobs plan. The letter urged the President to not only maintain the current extension of unemployment benefits to America’s jobless workers, but to also incorporate H.R. 589, The Emergency Unemployment Extension Act. Congresswoman Lee sponsored the bill to extend unemployment benefits by fourteen more weeks for all unemployed workers.

“Extending unemployment benefits for an additional fourteen weeks would serve as an immediate resuscitation for people who have reached the end of their 99 weeks of unemployment benefits,” said Congresswoman Lee. “Not only do jobless workers need assistance for food and shelter month to month, but unemployed workers immediately spend the assistance receive,which stimulates the economy and contributes to job growth.”

"The current Majority in the House has done nothing this year to help the millions of Americans who are chronically unemployed keep their heads above water,and any new jobs program should not leave them behind," said Congressman Scott. "These Americans are desperate for jobs but they need this lifeline now because our economy is simply not growing fast enough. I commend Congresswoman Lee for her tireless efforts supporting these forgotten Americans."



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Post by Guest Tue Aug 30, 2011 9:02 pm

Thank you Barbara Lee.

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Post by TR11005 Tue Aug 30, 2011 9:37 pm

"We are in the middle of a jobs crisis and we must do all we can to address this national emergency.”

We want action, not words. I call this bloody murder and the Tea Party should be held accountable!

On emergency, the President can bypass Congress. Do something to piss them off. He would be respected.

Obama is going to take it on the road. Lets all show up with shovels.

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Post by stillnutty Wed Aug 31, 2011 12:17 pm

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Post by Guest Wed Aug 31, 2011 12:36 pm

I think a thank you to Barbara Lee is in order. I also think, as backup to her letter, we need to tweet and email the White House, the President and the Vice President as well as the Labor Secretary. We should mention #99ers #HR589, Barbara Lee's correspondence and our forum. Ask them to visit. Have them take a look and see what we are about and how desperate, but how civil (most of the time) we are in handling our situations. It cannot hurt. Barbara Lee Calls on President to Help Jobless Workers and Their Families 34243

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Post by laine25 Wed Aug 31, 2011 12:44 pm

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Post by Guest Wed Aug 31, 2011 2:13 pm

Barbara Lee could throw her weight behind changing that law, but it's a state law that requires compliance with Federal Law, so the Governor is who you need to contact and your State Senators and legislators. She would be able to do no more than strongly voice an opinion on that unfortunately. She has been a very vocal advocate for the unemployed and while nothing is perfect, I am not about to bash the only person in 2011 who had the gumption to introduce additional benefits legislation for the 99ers.

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Post by laine25 Wed Aug 31, 2011 2:20 pm

Agree with you MaryKay...she has been a strong supporter for the 99'ers. We need more like her.
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Post by Jobless_in_Ma Wed Aug 31, 2011 4:25 pm

Lee and the CBC are the only ones looking out for the 99ers. The others are looking at elections

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Post by Guest Wed Aug 31, 2011 6:45 pm

Thank you Barbara Lee! As usual, always thinking of the 99ers.

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Post by wausauguy Wed Aug 31, 2011 7:23 pm

I know it may seem like only words, but it seems Barbara has gone further than anyone I have heard with advocating for the long-term unemployed. We are all races, all ages, all marital statuses yet it seems the politicians and media are pretty silent about helping the long-term unemployed or even just acknowledging us.
Thank you Barbara for standing up for us.

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Post by Guest Thu Sep 01, 2011 8:27 am

Agreed wausauguy. I sent a thank you note.

Please all, in your correspondence to the President be it a tweet or an email, mention Barbara Lee, her request and HR589. He needs to know we have communication with her and we are following this closely.

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Post by laine25 Thu Sep 01, 2011 10:19 am

Will be doing this all day long today, MaryKay.
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Post by Dazed&Confused Thu Sep 01, 2011 12:11 pm

Which jobless, there seems to be three kinds of jobless. the 26ers, the 99ers and the millionaires who collect unemployment?
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