Michigan Republicans — February 9, 2012 at 4:01 pm

Michigan AFL-CIO holding rallies to urge members of Congress to extend jobless benefits due to expire


Here we go again

With the impending expiration of federal unemployment benefits for many Americans, the AFL-CIO is holding rallies in front of the offices of key Republican members of Congress in Michigan tomorrow (Friday, February 10, 2012). See their press release below for details.

Workers and Community Members to Rally at Michigan Congressional Offices as Jobless Benefits Approach Expiration
Benefits could run out within weeks if Congress doesn’t act, cutting lifeline for thousands in Michigan

LANSING – As federal unemployment benefits approach expiration, workers and community members will gather at the offices of eight members of Congress this Friday to call for an extension of this critical lifeline for Michigan families.

In Michigan alone, nearly 80,000 unemployed workers could lose their benefits on March 6 if Congress fails to approve an extension. This assistance is critical to helping families make ends meet during extended periods of joblessness, and House Republicans are proposing costly and burdensome barriers that would make it even harder for jobless Americans to find work.

WHO: Local workers and community members

WHAT: Rally at Congressional offices to call for an extension of federal unemployment benefits

Rep. Justin Amash: 12pm at the Corner of Ottawa Ave NW and Michigan St NW, Grand Rapids
Rep. Dan Benishek: 12pm at 307 S. Front St., Marquett
Rep. Dave Camp: 12pm at 135 Ashman St, Midland
Rep. Bill Huizenga: 4pm at 900 Third St, Ste 203, Muskegon
Rep. Candice Miller: 12pm at 48701 Van Dyke, Shelby Twp
Rep. Mike Rogers: 12pm at 1000 W St Joseph, Ste 300, Lansing
Rep. Fred Upton: 12pm at 157 S Kalamazoo Mall, Ste 180, Kalamazoo
Rep. Tim Walberg: 12pm at 800 W Ganson, Jackson