Extend the 600 - Senate Letter Campaign
Working families are struggling. More than 40 million Americans have filed for unemployment.
Right now, unemployed workers are entitled to receive at least $600 a week, but President Trump and Senate Majority Leader McConnell are pushing to cut that money off on July 31. They want to force us back to work before it’s safe by taking away our benefits.
Meanwhile, millions of us have filed for unemployment but haven’t seen a cent because state unemployment agencies are using outdated computer systems and phone lines are overwhelmed. We need Congress to invest more money in our unemployment system to get benefits to everyone who needs them.
The communities hit hardest by COVID-19 and the economic crisis were already struggling. Black workers who still haven’t recovered from the last recession are bearing the brunt of unemployment. Hourly workers are struggling, along with people in the service sector, women workers, and immigrant families. Cutting our federal benefit will hurt the families who most need support.
Please write your Senator and Member of Congress TODAY and tell them to extend the $600 and support unemployed workers!