Unemployed workers, social justice organizations and unions gather to Sing Seasonal Carols and put on a skit to call on Congress to support unemployed workers
Concord, NH – Tomorrow, December 9th, 12:15pm, unemployed workers from around the state, unions and members of social justice organizations, call on Congress to stop playing politics with unemployed worker benefits during the holiday season. Conservatives in Congress have stalled the passage of unemployment insurance extension to advocate for tax cuts for the wealthiest Americans. Workers and organizations will gather at the Legislative Office Building to call on Congress to pass unemployment insurance extension for the 3,000 NH families losing their benefits before the holidays. According to the Department of Employment Security, if the program is not reinstated, nearly 17,000 people in New Hampshire will have lost benefits by the spring.
“We are in the final stretch of the fight to make sure Congress does the right thing for struggling families everywhere” said Dave Morrill, an unemployed worker who will attend tomorrow’s event. “Unemployed workers and our stunted economy need Unemployment Insurance extended.”
With the United States Congress and the Whitehouse announcing a deal this week, the Carols and Skits will call attention to how conservatives in Congress who had promised to reduce the deficit, instead let America’s unemployed loose critical benefits while they advocated for tax cuts for millionaires in the United States.
Unemployed workers will be on hand to speak with reporters and can be reached by calling Jaime Contois at 603-504-2906.
Who: Unemployed workers and advocates of unemployment insurance extension
What: Carols and Seasonal Skits
When: Thursday, December 9th, 12:15pm
Where: Legislative Office Building, Concord, NH.
Sponsors: American Friends Service Committee, Granite State Organizing Project, NH for Healthcare, SEA, SEIU Local 1984, NH AFL-CIO, New Hampshire Citizen Alliance and Working Families Win