Keep unemployment benefits until September

Keep unemployment benefits until September

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Anthony Ruzicka started this petition to Governor Pete Ricketts and

The above picture is one of the children that is going to be severely affected by this decision. On May 24th it was stated that Nebraska will be withdrawing from the American Rescue Act unemployment insurance benefits. Governor Pete Ricketts stated Nebraska will no longer pay out PEUC and FPEUC. These benefits have been crucial to helping people who are looking for jobs stay afloat by giving us the ability to continue paying on our mortgages, rent and to buy food. I am one of those people. I have a very specific set of skills in the Tech Field. I've applied for many, many different jobs and have gotten no responses. Either because I’m over qualified or because too many other people are applying for the same job. There is an over saturation of highly qualified applicants looking for jobs at the mid to upper levels who were laid off last year due to COVID. Others have had to take way lower paying jobs (or multiple jobs) which still do not pay enough to cover shelter, medicine and food. The additional UI benefits helped to make up difference. The reason Governor Ricketts has decided to withdraw is because supposedly there's a massive amount of jobs out there but no one is hiring. From what I understand Governor Ricketts has said this is making people not want to work. That is not true at all. We want to work. I want to work. I want to be able to provide for my family and not rely on unemployment. There's been so many issues with the unemployment system that has caused headaches for many people. Quite frankly it would be easier to have a job. However until we are able to obtain an actual job this PEUC unemployment is helping many people stay afloat. So what I'm calling for is for Pete Ricketts to retract his withdrawal from the American Rescue Act and allow the tax paying citizens of Nebraska to receive their unemployment benefits which are due to expire in September like they are supposed to. There are many struggling Nebraskans who are going to be negatively affected from this. Please sign and share to show your support for this!

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