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For those that like to play on twitter. And those that do not here is how you can contact your Congresscritters to deliver the same message.

I'm posting the email message from unite blue in it's entirety.

The Senate is set to vote on extending unemployment insurance today, in the first of only 113 days Congress is in session this year. Cold weather grounded flights throughout the country last night, delaying cloture.

We hope everyone who is now warm and safe in the halls of Congress took a moment to reflect on their good fortune, and we're very hopeful the Senate will pass a temporary extension of unemployment insurance to over one million jobless Americans.

Here's the bad news: the House doesn't even have renewing unemployment benefits on the docket for January. Republicans certainly plan to be busy doing nothing this year, from allowing the lapse of unemployment insurance, blocking a living wage and cutting food stamp benefits, to ignoring poverty, homelessness and veterans.

The GOP's agenda for 2014 is to expand tax cuts for the rich, dismantle social services for the poor, then claim Democrats are committing class warfare. They don't care who they leave out in the cold.



Join us today at Noon Eastern
and make #OutInTheCold trend!

Share this tag only through Direct Messages until 12PM ET, then Tweet all you can with the hashtag and Retweet others heavily.


Here are the facts:
Unemployment insurance has kept more than 11 million people out of poverty, including 620,000 children in 2012 alone.
Because the GOP failed to act, 1.3 million Americans lost unemployment insurance this holiday season
The nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office estimates the economy will lose 200,000 more jobs this year unless we renew unemployment benefits.
Continuing these benefits would not be unusual by any means. Congress has provided emergency benefits to the long-term unemployed during every recession over the last four decades with bipartisan support.

This is not the American way. We do not leave anyone out in the cold.

Evan Rappé
Illinois Coordinator

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