Dear Congress: Have a Heart This Valentine's Day
It's Valentine's Day, and we have an idea about how our Senators could show all Americans how much they care about us!
Millions of hardworking Americans will be cut off of unemployment insurance (UI) unless Congress acts to fully renew the federal UI program that's set to expire at the end of this month. But House Republican leaders are at it again, trying to slash benefits, impose onerous new burdens on unemployed workers, and dismantle the UI system that is a lifeline for so many families.
We need your help! Call your Senators toll-free today at 1-888-245-3381 and ask them to have a heart this Valentine's Day: fully and cleanly renew unemployment insurance for the rest of the year with no cuts and no barriers to benefits!
Activists across the country – like you – have been working to keep the pressure on. Last week we asked you to help us by sending electronic messages, but now it's time to make sure we're heard.
If we don't act now to ask for a 'clean' renewal of federal UI benefits, harsh cuts and punitive barriers to state UI benefits could be tacked on to the bill. And to pay for the bill, there's talk of eliminating the refundable Child Tax Credit for millions of low-income working families, cutting funding for vital health care services and more. Heartless doesn't even begin to describe it.
So please, call 1-888-245-3381 today. Tell your Senators: don't be heartless – fully renew unemployment insurance with no cuts and no barriers to benefits.
Thanks so much for helping us see this through to the end. We couldn't do it without you!