Extend Unemployment Benefits NOW
  • Petitioned John Boehner

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Speaker of the House John Boehner
John Boehner
Majority Leader
Eric Cantor

Extend Unemployment Benefits NOW

    1. Petition by

      Michelle Lujan Grisham for Congress

I need your help to promote an urgent issue that Congress must act on:  Congress is deciding if it will extend long-term unemployment insurance to 2 million people. [1] If it fails to act by Dec 31st, two million people across the nation will lose their unemployment benefits. 

Without the extension of this crucial lifeline, the number could skyrocket to over 6,000,000 Americans and countless New Mexicans that would lose their benefits over this holiday season.

Join with me today and demand that Congress act to protect the Unemployed by extending Long Term Unemployment Benefits. Whether it is benefits to those struggling to find jobs or credits to businesses to hire the unemployed now, we must maintain this critical lifeline for millions of our fellow citizens. Speaker John Boehner holds the power to decide what comes up for a vote in the U.S. House of Representatives. I’m asking you to stand with me to stop speaker Boehner from playing politics with our most vulnerable populations. Stripping millions of Americans of their benefits over the holidays to score political points is not only cruel it’s un-American.

Sign our Petition to Congress and tell them to put the most vulnerable Americans before Political showmanship and bitter partisan tactics. Now!

We are running out of Time to act – tell Speaker Boehner and all of Congress that it is time to put Americans first.

Michelle Lujan Grisham


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    Reasons for signing

    • Bruce Fontaine SHREWSBURY, MA
      • over 2 years ago

      So much for an EXTENSION. See the text of this bill:


      H.R. 3630: Middle Class Tax Relief and Job Creation Act of 2012

      The bill permanently reforms the federal unemployment insurance (UI) program and extends benefits to those who are struggling in President Obama’s economy. Recognizing that unemployment services should focus on helping Americans get back to work, the bill uses a two-step process to gradually reduce current maximum weeks of benefits from 99 to 59 weeks, a common-sense level that is in line with past recessions and economic downturns (President Obama’s own plan recognizes that American taxpayers cannot subsidize benefits for an unprecedented, unending period of time by reducing the maximum weeks by 20 next year).


      The weeks are getting shorter for a lot of people! (and there's a two-fold meaning in there).

    • Patricia Herrmann TRYON, NC
      • over 2 years ago

      Do not punish honest Americans who have worked all of their lives. there is sign of recovery, but STILL not enough jobs to sustain us. Pulling EUC/EB now will send thousands and thousands of people to welfare, food stamps, Medicare causing more government financial burden. More homes will foreclose, causing further decline in the real estate market. This IS NOT where the "fat" is, get rid of "special interests" and big business/wealthy American tax advantages instead!!

    • Julie Kasprzyk ROCKLEDGE, FL
      • almost 3 years ago

      Because I am unemployed due to the space program being shut down.

    • Mary Ellen Broderick ALBUQUERQUE, NM
      • almost 3 years ago

      People are out of work there are no jobs. The private sector is not creating jobs.

    • Andrew Heugel BREWSTER, NY
      • almost 3 years ago

      But, according to some Repugnant-Cons and Flat Earth Mad Tea Party members, the unemployed don't really want to work. They just want to collect their benefits, so they can sit at home and drink beer and watch soap operas!



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