This week, 60 Senators will be needed to overcome a conservative filibuster and prevent millions of people from losing their jobs, exhausting unemployment benefits, going without food, and becoming homeless.
Call your Senators.
Tell them its critical they support an economic recovery package
to prevent deepening hardship and to reverse the recession
before they adjourn. If they fail to act now nothing will be
done until at least January.
Please call anytime between now and November 19 - the sooner the better.
Here's what to do:
Ask to speak to either Senator Byrd or Rockefeller & Tell them:
a constituent, and want Senator ___ to know that our state
desperately needs an economic recovery package that includes
help for people being hurt now, such as: unemployment benefits,
food stamps, state aid to prevent health care and other cuts,
jobs to allow energy efficient rebuilding, and help for people
in danger of losing their homes. We need your vote for recovery
that works - for
our people and for the economy!
Your Senators need to hear that this is not the time for
liberal economists alike are saying that the federal
government must spend money to overcome the dangerous cycle of
job losses and drastically reduced consumer spending. They also
tell us that the most effective way to break that cycle targets
aid to low-income people - such as unemployment benefits and
food stamps (now called SNAP).
There is more information about essential components for an
effective recovery package in
Towards Shared Recovery:
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