"I maxed 99 weeks the end of march Today I am in a womens temporary housing shelter with some food stamps and what would fit of my life in a storage unit I dont know what will happen to me in two weeks without a tier 5".
HOW CAN WE REMAIN SILENT?
Our Mission Statement:
*To work for the rights of all long term unemployed, who are by definition within the context of this association, any U.S. Citizen who has exhausted all existing Federal and State unemployment benefits.
*Our goal is to influence public policy for the purpose of creating an extension of unemployment benefits that would extend beyond the current ninety-nine week maximum as is now allowed by Federal law.
*The desired extension would remain in effect until the National Unemployment Level returns to 8.0%
We would ask all of you to join in, and to find others who are in support of our cause to also join us. PLEASE NOTE, all that is necessary for membership is your first name and the first letter of your last name. Be assured, at no time will you be asked for donations in any form. I am also not asking you to do any more then you are right now. What this will allow for is when you make calls, send faxes, write e-mails, contact the media, etc. you will now be able to say you belong to a "specific group". No longer will you be looked at as just one person with a concern, but the perception/reality will be that you are part of an organized and united front of many, who are determined to affect change and have the numbers to do so (think re-election of our Senators, Congressmen).
Please consider how important and how powerful this will be, at this critical time when our elected officials are working toward finalizing the extension dates of unemployment benefits. We would ask you to please consider this for your future and the future of millions just like you. All that need be done on your part is to send us an e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Please include your first name and the first letter of your last name, along with a valid e-mail address in order that you receive confirmation of your acceptance. No other personal information is required. You shall receive your confirmation within twenty-four hours. Please be assured that at no time will the AFLTU ever solicit contributions. Our united goal, to provide a bridge to the millions who are in need and deserving of an extension of unemployment insurance, not to take from the victims of the economic holocaust that we have only just survived.