It's November and the holidays are fast approaching. But will out of work families be left out in the cold? On November 30, federal unemployment insurance is set to expire. Yet millions of families are relying on extended federal unemployment insurance to stay afloat financially.
MomsRising members themselves have shared story after story about the critical need at this moment to stand up for these families-- their own families-- now. To keep the spotlight shining on the need for extending unemployment insurance, MomsRising, the National Employment Law Project and Unemployedworkers.org are hosting coordinated Unemployment Insurance Blog Carnivals/Blog-a-Thons today. Mom bloggers, policy analysts and many others are sharing personal stories, compelling data and resources.
Take a moment to check out the links below to read these wonderful posts from parents, policy experts, and other opinion leaders. *Then be sure to leave your own story, thoughts, or link to your own blogpost in the comments below! Together, we can raise our voices to make sure no family gets left out in the cold this winter.
Let's Count Our Blessings But Help Our Neighbor, Luz Villafana
Families Like Ours Need Help, Elisanta Batista
Will Congress Be the Grinch that Stole Christmas?, Elizabeth Lower-Basch
What if You Had One Unemployment Check Left?, Eve Tahmincioglu
Let's Help Parents - and our Schools - on Parents' Day, Lily Eskelsen
Unemployment Insurance in the 1930s and today, Michael J. Wilson
Once More Unto the Breach for Unemployment Aid, Working Families' Main Street
The Goat Rope, Rick Wilson
Jobs Report Highlights Need to Continue Expanded Unemployment Benefits, Laid Off, Left Out
Jobs Scarce: Where Will the Unemployed Turn?, Deacon's Blog
7 Shocking Facts About Minority Unemployment, Nicole Hardesty
ARRA Has Been an Economic Lifeboat, Randy Albelda