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Tell Congress to Finish the Job on State Aid, Unemployment Insurance and COBRA Health Subsidies NOW

The economic picture for state and local governments could worsen in coming months, teachers across the country are being handed their pink slips working families are struggling and all experts agree that unemployment rates will not dramatically decrease anytime soon. Meanwhile, legislation providing needed assistance is languishing in Congress.

ASK SENATORS TO VOTE FOR THE AMERICAN JOBS AND CLOSING TAX LOOPHOLES ACT IN ORDER TO:

  • EXTEND UI/COBRA BENEFITS UNTIL THE END OF THE YEAR.
  • EXTEND STATE FISCAL RELIEF (FMAP) FOR ANOTHER SIX MONTHS.
  • FUND THE TANF EMERGENCY FUND THROUGH FY 2011.

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JAN Press Conference to Demand Restoration of Unemployment Benefits, Pass Tax Extenders Bill

For Immediate Release: Thursday, June 10, 2010

Contact: Germonique R. Ulmer, 202.339.9331; gulmer@communitychange.org

Jobs for America Now Brings Unemployed Workers to Capitol Hill to Demand Restoration of Critical Unemployment Benefits, Pass Tax Extenders Bill

Who: Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH), Sen. Robert P. Casey, Jr. (D-PA), Sen. Debbie Stabenow (D-MI), Alan Charney, campaign manager, Jobs for America Now Campaign, and unemployed workers.

What: Press conference on the future of our nation’s job security and vital unemployment benefits

When:  TODAY!! Thursday, June 10, 2010 at 2:30 p.m. EST

Where: U.S. Capitol Room S-115

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Tell Congress to Finish the Job on State Aid, Unemployment insurance and COBRA Health Subsidies NOW

Despite the fact that the economic picture for state and local governments could worsen in coming months and that teachers across the country are being handed their pink slips, and in spite of continued job growth, all experts agree that unemployment rates will not dramatically decrease anytime soon, legislation providing needed assistance is languishing in Congress.

ASK HOUSE MEMBERS TO VOTE FOR HR 4213 IN ORDER TO:

  • EXTEND UI/COBRA BENEFITS UNTIL THE END OF THE YEAR.
  • EXTEND STATE FISCAL RELIEF (FMAP) FOR ANOTHER SIX MONTHS.
  • FUND THE TANF EMERGENCY FUND THROUGH FY 2011.

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Jobs for America Now calls for responsible tax policies to create jobs and rebuild America

For Immediate Release: Thursday, April 15, 2010
Contact: Germonique Ulmer, 202-339-9331

Washington—As today marks the deadline for Americans to file their income tax returns, the nation’s largest jobs coalition called for new policies that crack down on Wall Street and for responsible investments that create jobs and put America back to work. read more

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On 75th anniversary of WPA, jobs coalition calls for action by Congress to put America back to work

For Immediate Release: Thursday, April 8, 2010
Contact: Germonique R. Ulmer 202-339-9331

Washington, D.C. — Jobs for America Now, the nation’s largest jobs coalition, today commemorated the 75th anniversary of the Works Progress Administration, a $10 billion federal program that placed millions of people in hundreds of thousands of jobs from 1935 into the early 1940s.

Across the country, local organizers are holding events marking the anniversary and calling upon Congress to pass legislation by Rep. George Miller, D-Calif., that would put one million people to work almost immediately, doing essential jobs in local communities across America. Miller’s Local Jobs for America Act, which already has gathered more than 100 cosponsors, is pending in committee. read more

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Jobs for America Now endorses bill by Rep. George Miller that would directly fund one million jobs

For Immediate Release: Wednesday, March 10, 2010
Contact:  Germonique R. Ulmer 202-339-9331

Washington, D.C. – Jobs for America Now, the nation’s largest jobs coalition, today endorsed legislation by Rep. George Miller, D-Calif., and chair of the House Committee on Education and Labor, that would help put America back to work. Alan Charney, campaign manager of Jobs for America Now, issued the following statement: read more

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National Week of Action To Demand Bold Steps for Putting People Back to Work

Hundreds of unemployed workers participate in community forums and march for jobs for America now

For Immediate Release: Monday, March 01, 2010
Contact: Germonique R. Ulmer: 202-339-9331

Washington–As Congress continues the process of taking up a jobs bill hundreds of members of the Jobs for America Now coalition kick off a national week of action today to build broad-base public support for a robust plan to put people back to work.  With record unemployment rates and double digit numbers in communities of color, current proposals coming from Washington lack the boldness needed to adequately address the job crisis.

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Senate Jobs Bill Breaks Legislative Logjam–National jobs coalition sees bill as an opening to take up emergency job measures

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2010

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Civil rights leaders and economists say that Senate jobs bill must do more to tackle minority unemployment

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Friday, February 5, 2010
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Obama makes job creation a top priority, but more needs to be done

BUDGET IS A GOOD START FOR STATE RELIEF, NEEDY FAMILIES, INFRASTRUCTURE AND TAX CREDITS

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, Feb. 1, 2010
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