Act Now to Save Endangered Jobs for Low-Income Parents & Youth
  • Petitioned U.S. House of Representatives

This petition was delivered to:

U.S. House of Representatives
U.S. Senate

Act Now to Save Endangered Jobs for Low-Income Parents & Youth

    1. Kathryn Baer
    2. Petition by

      Kathryn Baer

      Washington, DC

The TANF Emergency Contingency Fund has been helping states provide basic assistance, short-term benefits and subsidized jobs to the growing number of families who've fallen into poverty because of the recession.

The Fund will expire on September 30 unless Congress extends it. An estimated 240,000 subsidized jobs in 36 states and the District of Columbia are at immediate risk, including jobs for low-income youth.

The House of Representatives has twice passed extensions. These were fully offset. So they wouldn't add one dime to the deficit. Some states have already begun closing down their programs because the Senate didn't act.

But there's still time to save those jobs. So tell your elected representatives that you want them to extend the TANF Emergency Fund now.

Recent signatures

    News

    1. How the Safety Net Is Failing Vast Numbers of Poor Women

      Josie Raymond
      Petition Organizer

      A new report (pdf) by the Institute for Women's Policy Research documents big holes in the safety net for poor women across the country — and big variations from state to state.
      The report is based on figures from the Census Bureau's 2008 American...

    2. Today We Declare a Jobs Crisis

      Josie Raymond
      Petition Organizer

      Large corporations have recovered from the recent economic downturn, but has our workforce?
      There are more than 15 million Americans out of work right now and our national unemployment rate is around 9.6 percent. That's why Jobs with Justice today...

    3. The Human Face of Hotel Homelessness

      Josie Raymond
      Petition Organizer

      In a small room with two beds and a mini-fridge near the end of a chain of motels in San Jose, four-year-old Jasmine watches cartoons while her older sister is at school. Just outside the open door, standing in the parking lot, her mother Heather...

    4. Bullets and Beets: Murder at the Farm Stand

      Sarah Parsons
      Petition Organizer

      Jason Mark is a columnist for Change.org's Sustainable Food cause. He is a co-author of Building the Green Economy: Success Stories from the Grassroots and the editor of Earth Island Journal. When he's not writing, he co-manages San...

    Supporters


    Develop your own tools to win.

    Use the Change.org API to develop your own organizing tools. Find out how to get started.