by Melanie Ross Levin, Outreach Manager,
National Women's Law Center
Before your Senators go home on recess, they have important business to take care of. They need to quickly pass another 30-day extension of unemployment insurance and COBRA subsidies, or once again tens of thousands of unemployed workers will lose benefits at the end of the month. This extension has already been approved by the House and is just waiting for action in the Senate.
If the Senate doesn’t act quickly, benefits will lapse again for thousands of struggling individuals -- creating a huge administrative nightmare for overburdened and underfunded unemployment agencies.
Your Senators need to hear loud and clear that they shouldn’t go home without taking care of extending unemployment insurance and COBRA subsidies.
To speak to your Senators, call the U.S. Capitol switchboard at (202)224-3121 and ask to speak to your Senators (to leave messages for both of them, you will have to call for each one), or click here to look up the name and contact information of your Senators.
We have provided a sample script below:
“My name is _________. I am a constituent and I am requesting that Senator _______ supports an extension of unemployment insurance and COBRA benefits before he/she goes home on recess.”