With Congress in recess no activity is expected on a proposed bill to create a Tier V unemployment extension for the country’s 99’ers until the Senate returns on September 13, 2010. As of August 29, 2010, current results of votes collected on the OpenCongress website show overwhelming approval rates for passage of bill S.3706 the Americans Want to Work Act. With 15,612 views of the bill to date, and 307 votes cast, 91% are in favor of the bills passage while 9% are opposed. These numbers indicate that a vast majority of the American public is in favor of passing this legislation and providing much needed relief to the 99’ers that are in such desperate need of assistance today. To cast a vote in support of or opposition to this legislation, follow this link to the OpenCongress website and cast your vote [S.3706].
The best ways to promote your opinion either for or against passage of this bill are to visit the OpenCongress website and cast your vote or to contact your Senators via telephone or via email at their website. The following article provides quick access to all of the Senators phone numbers and websites: 2010 Unemployment Extension – State by State Listing of Senator Phone Numbers with Website Links. Follow this link to access the listing: [here]. Additionally, contact President Obama and let him know what your views are on this subject at http://www.whitehouse.gov/contact/.
Make your voice heard on this very important issue. There will be significant hurdles to overcome for this bill to become law and vocal support is needed. It is critical that those in favor exercise their voices loudly and clearly. Go to the OpenCongress site and make your voice heard today!