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UPDATE from the American 99ers Union Re HR 589 April 11th

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UPDATE from the American 99ers Union Re HR 589 April 11th

Post by Guest on Tue Apr 12, 2011 10:16 am

]UPDATE 4/11/2011
KEEP H.R.589 ON THE CALENDAR..Please see our]TAKE ACTIONpage
H.R. 589 now has 78 co-sponsors!
]Rep.
Lee’s office is working with Rep. Boehner’s office to get a meeting
back on the schedule ASAP. There is another budget deadline this week.
It is advised that you continue to reach out to Rep. Boehner’s office.
This will mean the 99er community is working in tandem with Rep. Lee’s
office, to keep the meeting at the top of Rep. Boehner’s to-do list. The
calls, faxes, tweets and e-mails are having an effect!


]With
respect to the comments made by Rep. Cleaver to President Obama
regarding H.R.589, it is crucial that the conversation be focused not on
the players, but rather the all-important subject matter…H.R.589. The
upside to the conversation is that President Obama is now aware H.R.589
is being discussed and that the longest of the long term unemployed (the
99ers)are still out there and hurting

]More to follow...
ATTENTION ALL 99ERS and UNEMPLOYED:
]Please see our TAKE ACTION[/size page
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meeting between Rep. Lee, Rep. Scott & Rep.

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Re: UPDATE from the American 99ers Union Re HR 589 April 11th

Post by Guest on Tue Apr 12, 2011 10:24 am

[b]THANK YOU FOR DECIDING TO TAKE ACTION
AND ADDING YOUR VOICE!
[/b]



Given
the meeting with Rep. Barbara Lee, Rep. Bobby Scott & House Speaker
Boehner and Rep. Cantor had to be postponed, it is crucial that this
meeting be re-scheduled ASAP. We request that you contact House Speaker
Boehner and Rep. Cantor
and urge them to place this meeting back on the calendar without delay. WE MUST HAVE CALLS, FAXES, TWEETS AND WEB MAILS GOING UNTIL A FIRM DATE IS IN PLACE!

Speaker John Boehner:
http://www.speaker.gov/Contact/ (web mail)
Phone: 202-225-0600
Fax: 202-225-5117

@SpeakerBoehner (Twitter)

Majority Leader Eric Cantor:
http://cantor.house.gov/contact/ (web mail)
Phone : 202-225-2815
Fax: 202-225-0011

@GOPLeader (Twitter)


When calling please mention that you are a member of the American 99ers Union!
This
isn't out of ego for us but rather, Rep. Lee wants the A99U to be
recognized as a large group with many members and so we must let them
know who we are and that we are strong!


ALSO:
Please continue to contact your own Congressperson by fax, phone or
email and ask him or her to support Representative Barbara Lee's H.R. 589 which would add a 14 week extension of unemployment insurance compensation to Tier 1 for all unemployed.


Especially
if your Rep. is a Democrat ask him or her to please be willing to a)
look for FUNDING for this bill by thinking outside the box; and b) be
willing to "strike a deal" with Republicans, to give them something they
want (a vote perhaps?), in order to get them to vote for this bill
which millions need in order to survive because there still are not
enough jobs and many of us are being foreclosed on and evicted with
nowhere to go!

(At the above link if you join the site
(Congress.org) you can then easily write all of your government contacts
(House Representative, Senators and President) from that site and send
them all the same letter with one click, track the progress and action
on HR 589 and so on.)

It will help everyone if you will say that you are a member of the American 99ers Union when you contact your representative.

Your Congressperson's contact information can be found at either of the following links:
https://writerep.house.gov/writerep/welcome.shtml

http://www.contactingthecongress.org/

Additionally, we ask that all American 99er Union member groups and their members support H.R. 589 by going to the American 99ers Union Campaign page
at POPVOX.com and clicking on SUPPORT and joining POPVOX. This is a new
way to reach our Representatives in Congress and has a great deal of
promise for helping to get our word across in a meaningful way. So
please take the time to join POPVOX and endorse HR 589 in this way!


Please try to meet with your Representative in person and
discuss what it's like being a 99er and how much you need this bill.
Dress as nice as you can and be as polite and professional as you can.
Take some stats with you about unemployment and how unemployment
benefits are one of the best ways to stimulate the economy. One link
with a lot of good information is here:
http://www.epi.org/

Once there, click on the EPI link at the top right and then go to Latest Research. The site has many articles about the lack of jobs and high unemployment. For example here is a good article:
Three Years Later, Millions Wait For Jobs


Here is a LETTER,
composed by us that you can download and send by fax to your
Representative, the Speaker, etc. or you can copy and paste it below and
send it via their web mail. If you download it for faxing don't forget
to put your name, address and zip on it before faxing it.




Dear Representative,

As both your constituent, and Member of the American 99ers Union, I must request your immediate support of H.R. 589, The Emergency Unemployment Compensation Expansion Act. This
important piece of legislation must be signed into law without delay in
order to save American lives and stimulate the economy back to health.

The American 99ers Union
supports legislation that sustains once hard working Americans,
stimulates the economy, and assists in getting Americans back to work. H.R. 589 accomplishes all of these goals.

Look at where the American economy is without extending unemployment insurance and investing in its Citizens:

1) 1 million homes were lost to foreclosure in 2010.

2) The National Unemployment Rate has remained at 9% or above for 21 consecutive months.

3) Defaults on student loans are growing by more than $2,800 dollars per second.

4) 147 banks shut their doors in 2010, as a result of a weak economy and soured loans.

5) According
to projections by the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office, Income
tax payments this year will be nearly 13 percent lower than they were in
2008. As a share of the nation's economy, taxes collected this year
will be the lowest since 1950.
With
jobs in the business sector and at the Federal and State level
declining and/or anemically moving forward, it is clear that we need to
invest in America and Americans in order to help our economy back to
health. By extending unemployment insurance to the longest-term unemployed, the unemployed can help bring the economy back to health, as
consumer spending accounts for 70% of all economic activity. Therefore I
must once again respectfully request that you join as a Co-Sponsor, and
vote yes on H.R. 589, The Emergency Unemployment Compensation Expansion Act.


Sincerely,


Member, American 99ers Union____________________________________
[Please add your name and address to the above and include "Member, American 99ers Union"]

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Re: UPDATE from the American 99ers Union Re HR 589 April 11th

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Re: UPDATE from the American 99ers Union Re HR 589 April 11th

Post by Guest on Tue Apr 12, 2011 5:33 pm

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Re: UPDATE from the American 99ers Union Re HR 589 April 11th

Post by Guest on Tue Apr 12, 2011 6:59 pm

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Re: UPDATE from the American 99ers Union Re HR 589 April 11th

Post by Sunrise on Tue Apr 12, 2011 7:45 pm

I wish that Congress and the media would rely a little more on economic experts like Nobel Laureate Paul Krugman when it comes to considering and approving unemployment extensions. It is clearly in the best interests of not only the American people but also the economy to extend benefits.

A little over a year ago Krugman states:


Supply, Demand, and Unemployment

What’s limiting employment now is lack of demand for the things workers
produce. Their incentives to seek work are, for now, irrelevant. That’s
why comments by the likes of Sen. Kyl are so boneheaded — anyone who
thinks that high unemployment in the first quarter of 2010 has anything
to do with workers getting excessively generous benefits must not get
out much.

And the truth is that unemployment benefits are a good, quick,
administratively easy way to increase demand, which is what we really
need. So right now they have the effect of reducing unemployment.

http://krugman.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/03/07/supply-demand-and-unemployment/
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Re: UPDATE from the American 99ers Union Re HR 589 April 11th

Post by mrgolf on Tue Apr 12, 2011 8:29 pm

Posted April 11th on the A99U website

Given the meeting with Rep. Barbara Lee, Rep. Bobby Scott & House Speaker Boehner and Rep. Cantor had to be postponed, it is crucial that this meeting be re-scheduled ASAP. We request that you contact House Speaker Boehner and Rep. Cantor
and urge them to place this meeting back on the calendar without delay. WE MUST HAVE CALLS, FAXES, TWEETS AND WEB MAILS GOING UNTIL A FIRM DATE IS IN PLACE!

Please mention you are a member of the American 99ers Union
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Re: UPDATE from the American 99ers Union Re HR 589 April 11th

Post by kman on Tue Apr 12, 2011 11:17 pm

Are we using the same letter we previously used or do we tailor the letter to say something specific about putting the meeting on the calendar?

I will get on it tomorrow/
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Re: UPDATE from the American 99ers Union Re HR 589 April 11th

Post by Guest on Tue Apr 12, 2011 11:23 pm

kman wrote:Are we using the same letter we previously used or do we tailor the letter to say something specific about putting the meeting on the calendar?

I will get on it tomorrow/

We are asking that the meeting be rescheduled asap. Very Happy

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Re: UPDATE from the American 99ers Union Re HR 589 April 11th

Post by Guest on Wed Apr 13, 2011 8:21 am

Need2Bworking wrote:]UPDATE 4/11/2011
KEEP H.R.589 ON THE CALENDAR..Please see our]TAKE ACTIONpage
H.R. 589 now has 78 co-sponsors!
]Rep.
Lee’s office is working with Rep. Boehner’s office to get a meeting
back on the schedule ASAP. There is another budget deadline this week.
It is advised that you continue to reach out to Rep. Boehner’s office.
This will mean the 99er community is working in tandem with Rep. Lee’s
office, to keep the meeting at the top of Rep. Boehner’s to-do list. The
calls, faxes, tweets and e-mails are having an effect!


]With
respect to the comments made by Rep. Cleaver to President Obama
regarding H.R.589, it is crucial that the conversation be focused not on
the players, but rather the all-important subject matter…H.R.589. The
upside to the conversation is that President Obama is now aware H.R.589
is being discussed and that the longest of the long term unemployed (the
99ers)are still out there and hurting

]More to follow...
ATTENTION ALL 99ERS and UNEMPLOYED:
]Please see our TAKE ACTION[/size page
Let's make sure that the
meeting between Rep. Lee, Rep. Scott & Rep.

Boehner, Rep.Cantor is re-scheduled ASAP...Take Action!!!

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Re: UPDATE from the American 99ers Union Re HR 589 April 11th

Post by doreenb on Wed Apr 13, 2011 10:09 am

has the meeting been rescheduled yet?

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Re: UPDATE from the American 99ers Union Re HR 589 April 11th

Post by Guest on Wed Apr 13, 2011 1:03 pm

Need2Bworking wrote:]UPDATE 4/11/2011
KEEP H.R.589 ON THE CALENDAR..Please see our]TAKE ACTIONpage
H.R. 589 now has 78 co-sponsors!
]Rep.
Lee’s office is working with Rep. Boehner’s office to get a meeting
back on the schedule ASAP. There is another budget deadline this week.
It is advised that you continue to reach out to Rep. Boehner’s office.
This will mean the 99er community is working in tandem with Rep. Lee’s
office, to keep the meeting at the top of Rep. Boehner’s to-do list. The
calls, faxes, tweets and e-mails are having an effect!


]With
respect to the comments made by Rep. Cleaver to President Obama
regarding H.R.589, it is crucial that the conversation be focused not on
the players, but rather the all-important subject matter…H.R.589. The
upside to the conversation is that President Obama is now aware H.R.589
is being discussed and that the longest of the long term unemployed (the
99ers)are still out there and hurting

]More to follow...
ATTENTION ALL 99ERS and UNEMPLOYED:
]Please see our TAKE ACTION[/size page
Let's make sure that the
meeting between Rep. Lee, Rep. Scott & Rep.

Boehner, Rep.Cantor is re-scheduled ASAP...Take Action!!!

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Re: UPDATE from the American 99ers Union Re HR 589 April 11th

Post by Guest on Wed Apr 13, 2011 2:59 pm

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Re: UPDATE from the American 99ers Union Re HR 589 April 11th

Post by Phillymg on Thu Apr 14, 2011 4:58 pm

Yesterday 4/13/11 Rep. Howard Berman (CA-28)

http://www.house.gov/berman/

became the 79th cosponsor of HR589.

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Re: UPDATE from the American 99ers Union Re HR 589 April 11th

Post by concernedinKY on Thu Apr 14, 2011 5:03 pm

Phillymg wrote:Yesterday 4/13/11 Rep. Howard Berman (CA-28)

http://www.house.gov/berman/

became the 79th cosponsor of HR589.

I like the sounds of this:

Berman is particularly well-known for his ability to form bipartisan coalitions. Together with Republican Henry Hyde, Berman wrote a law authorizing embargoes on nations that support terrorism. With Republican Senator Chuck Grassley, he wrote amendments to the False Claims Act that have saved over $20 billion in taxpayer money since 1986.

"There are few House members who have made such an imprint on legislation in so many areas as Howard Berman," says The Almanac of American Politics. The Almanac goes on to call Berman "one of the most aggressive and creative members of the House and one of the most clear-sighted operators in American politics.

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Post by JaneWI on Thu Apr 14, 2011 5:06 pm

concernedinKY wrote:
Phillymg wrote:Yesterday 4/13/11 Rep. Howard Berman (CA-28)

http://www.house.gov/berman/

became the 79th cosponsor of HR589.

I like the sounds of this:

Berman is particularly well-known for his ability to form bipartisan coalitions. Together with Republican Henry Hyde, Berman wrote a law authorizing embargoes on nations that support terrorism. With Republican Senator Chuck Grassley, he wrote amendments to the False Claims Act that have saved over $20 billion in taxpayer money since 1986.

"There are few House members who have made such an imprint on legislation in so many areas as Howard Berman," says The Almanac of American Politics. The Almanac goes on to call Berman "one of the most aggressive and creative members of the House and one of the most clear-sighted operators in American politics.

I hope he can sway a few more people.
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Re: UPDATE from the American 99ers Union Re HR 589 April 11th

Post by concernedinKY on Thu Apr 14, 2011 5:13 pm

Official statement from Lee & Scott

http://www.american99ersunion.com/

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Post by JaneWI on Thu Apr 14, 2011 5:46 pm

Let's all keep up the pressure!

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