May 26, 2010

Please call Congress now to support jobs bill

It’s crunch time for putting America back to work. Members of Congress have been talking a lot about jobs. Now is their chance to put that rhetoric into action with The Promoting American Jobs and Closing Tax Loopholes Act (H.R. 4213), which the U.S. House of Representatives is set to vote upon this week -- perhaps as soon as today. 

Please call 877-442-6801 NOW and urge your U.S. Representative to vote for H.R. 4213 to create and save jobs and make Wall Street pay. Tell your representative that a vote against H.R. 4213 is a vote against jobs.  Connect with AFSCME's online JOBS NOW page. 

TAKE ACTION: Please call your U.S. Representative and Senators TODAY and urge them to support H.R. 4213.

This is particularly important for those of you who live in the congressional districts of U.S. Reps. Brian Baird and Adam Smith, neither of whom have indicated yet whether they plan to support H.R. 4213, but ALL union members in Washington are urged to make the calls because U.S. Sen. Maria Cantwell also hasn't indicated which way she plans to vote.

The Promoting American Jobs and Closing Tax Loopholes Act (H.R. 4213) does four critical things:
  1. Extends Unemployment Benefits and COBRA subsidies for the rest of the year
  2. Provides additional Medicaid money to cash-strapped states
  3. Provides funding for infrastructure improvements
  4. Closes tax loopholes to make Wall Street pay

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