Congress failed to extend the Emergency Unemployment Compensation program before they left for vacation.
The result? Three days after Christmas, 1.3 million long-term unemployed Americans lost their unemployment benefits.
If Congress doesn’t act now, 2014 promises to be a very bad year for the long-term unemployed.
It means 3.6 million more people will lose what little income they have. This doesn’t make it any easier to find them all jobs. It means evictions, foreclosures, children without school clothing.
And it means money taken out of a still-fragile economy.
Today the Senate is expected to vote on extending unemployment benefits. With your encouragement, it can pass. Click here to send a message to the Senate that you support the extension of unemployment insurance benefits.