Sunday, March 07, 2010

Contact Your Representative

NELP and other organizations are useful allies to the unemployed. They often provide links to quickly contact your Congressperson. In email correspondence, they generally provide a very well scripted automated message to your representatives in Washington. This is a great service they provide and US Unemployed Blogsite strongly encourages each and every individual to use these resources.

However, we also realize how important it is that members of Congress hear exactly what we have to say. It is important to continuously remind them and their staff that the unemployed and those who advocate for them seek their attention. Partisan bickering in Washington between multi millionaires at the expense of the unemployed worker in Ohio who can barely meet his mortgage and provide food for his family must stop.

This is not a Republican or Democrat issue. This is an issue of morals and decency to show compassion to those hit hardest in this recession and provide as they seek work each and every day.

This is the section in the Constitution which states
"...We shall promote the general welfare."

On the eve before Congress reconvenes and has their Tuesday session. Please take a moment to write your representative(s). Let him or her know how important this extension is to you. Ask them to set aside political titles and think about the millions of Americans who have became unemployed due to no fault of their own.

Please share this post. Please contact your representative. Now included on this blog is a widget that will locate the contact information for your United States Senators and allow you to send them an email with your personal story.
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