A new strategy is beginning to unfold for pressing forward in an attempt to get Congress to support and pass legislation to effectively address new job creation and an interim expansion of unemployment benefits to cover America’s millions of 99ers until they can be gainfully employed. In a series of articles yet to be completed, Michael Colliss of ALL247NEWS has published articles Parts 1-4 in which the foundation of the overall strategy has been established. Additional offerings by Mr. Colliss will soon follow. You can click on the following links to read the articles published to date:
Tier V Extension – Where Do We Go From Here? Part One – Educating the Public
Tier V Extension – Where Do We Go From Here? Part Two – Educating the Media
Tier V Extension – Where Do We Go From Here? Part Three – Consolidating the Message
Tier V Extension – Where Do We Go From Here? Part Four – Request for Volunteers!
In parts 3 & 4, Michael digs into two key areas of the evolving strategy – the need to consolidate the message so consistency and a real sense of purpose can be effectively communicated, and the means by which this message will be communicated in the future. For anyone that considers themselves to be an advocate and/or an activist for pressing for the protection of America’s millions of long term unemployed while we struggle to create jobs in our failing economy, these articles are a must read. By reviewing the information and by getting a good taste of the developing strategy, one can only hope that you will feel compelled to volunteer to be one of the future driving forces for this effort.
The articles will explain the ins and outs of what is expected of those that volunteer to undertake this initiative, but I will take just a moment to provide the contact information for those that are interested in volunteering. To volunteer is simple, just send an email with a subject line “volunteer” to [email protected] and you will be contacted for additional information soon (name, zip code, your congressional district representative’s name). You will also be emailed a packet of supporting information to help direct your efforts with a common theme and a common and unified purpose.
With the recent passage of legislation extending only the existing tiers of federally funded unemployment extensions, millions of the current long term unemployed will soon become 99ers (people that have already exhausted all federal unemployment benefits). This issue is urgent and needs immediate attention as the 112’TH Congress convenes on January 5, 2011. One can only hope that you will hear the call to public service and join in to support this critical effort by volunteering for this very worthy cause.