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Urge Congress to Extend Unemployment Benefits and TANF Emergency Fund

Scroll down for actions–two actions (unemployment benefit extension and TANF Emergency Fund extension).   From the Half in Ten Campaign (http://www.halfinten.org):   The recession may officially be over, but it doesn’t feel that way to Roz, a laid off and … Continue reading

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Congress Lets Successful Job Creation Program Expire

From the Coalition on Human Needs (http://www.chn.org):   The national unemployment rate stands at 9.6 percent. Long-term unemployment is at historic highs. The United States has an 11 million jobs deficit and there are roughly five unemployed workers for every job … Continue reading

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Ask Our Senators to Extend the TANF Emergency Contingency Fund!

Scroll down for action.   Low-income families across the country need your help in winning an extension of the TANF Emergency Contingency Fund, which expires next week on October 1st. The TANF Emergency Contingency Fund has provided states with crucial … Continue reading

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Action Toolkit: Resources You Need to Reduce Poverty in Your Community Today

From Half in Ten (http://halfinten.org):   Participants in a 9/21 webcast, Stories behind the Statistics: What the 2009 Poverty and Income Data Mean for Your Community, earned about important provisions that have helped struggling families make ends meet in this … Continue reading

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Thank Senators Casey and Specter for Supporting TANF Emergency Funding

Please thank Senators Casey and Specter for their support of this important legislation! You can do so quickly and easily by completing the form at http://org2.democracyinaction.org/o/5415/p/dia/action/public/?action_KEY=4235.   Background   As many as 12,000 workers in Pennsylvania could lose their jobs … Continue reading

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12,000 Pennsylvania Jobs to Disappear on September 30 if U.S. Senate Fails to Extend TANF Emergency Fund

See Action at http://pachurchesadvocacy.org/weblog/?p=4847   From Center on Budget and Policy Priorities (http://www.cbpp.org):   Local Employer, Employee, Speak to Importance of Program   As many as 12,000 workers in Pennsylvania could lose their jobs this month if the Senate fails … Continue reading

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Act Now to Extend the TANF Emergency Fund

See related article at http://pachurchesadvocacy.org/weblog/?p=4850.   From CLASP: Policy Solutions that Work for Low Income People (http://www.clasp.org):   Please contact your Representative (https://writerep.house.gov/writerep/welcome.shtml) and Senators Casey (http://casey.senate.gov/contact/) and Specter (http://specter.senate.gov/public/index.cfm?FuseAction=Contact.ContactForm) and tell them to support extending the TANF Emergency Fund … Continue reading

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Job-Creating TANF Emergency Fund Set to Expire—Please Act Today

Nearly 3000 unemployed were recently hired into the Way to Work Program in Philadelphia, funded by the federal stimulus program. Unfortunately, the program runs out Sept. 30, 2010, even though significant levels of unexpended funds are available to pay to employ … Continue reading

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