From Interfaith Worker Justice (http://www.iwj.org):
This week the House of Reps. voted to pass HR 3630 (http://www.govtrack.us/congress/bill.xpd?bill=h112-3630), the misleadingly named Middle Class Tax Relief and Job Creation Act. Now it goes to the Senate. The bill extends the payroll tax cut and unemployment insurance, but it creates all kinds of new requirements and cuts benefits by 40 weeks. The number of long-term unemployed people is rising. We can’t let this horrible bill pass.
Please go to http://salsa.democracyinaction.org/o/1035/p/dia/action/public/?action_KEY=9003 to send an email to Senators Casey and Toomey telling them to vote NO on slashing unemployment insurance for 2 million American workers.
Then, pick up the phone and call them toll-free at 888-245-3381. Alternatively, you may call directly using information found at the following locations:
- Senator Robert Casey: http://casey.senate.gov (NOTE: Senator Casey has a toll-free number—(866) 802-2833)
- Senator Pat Toomey: http://toomey.senate.gov
Millions of Americans are unemployed for one reason: Not enough jobs to go around. We can’t let them down.