In following the progress of the unemployment extension legislation it is revealed that it is being identified as HR 589 Emergency Unemployment Compensation Extension Act of 2011. The emergency legislation was introduced Wednesday by Congresswoman Barbara Lee to the House Ways and Means Committee.
This is an alert. It is imperative that every 99er work to flood the Ways and Means Committee with emails demanding that the legislation expediently be moved through the committee and onto the House floor. These are the individuals who sit on the Subcommittee on Human Resources of the Ways and Means Committee. Also call the Capitol switchboard at 1-866-220-0044 and ask to speak to these members. Don’t ask, demand, that HR 589 be put through.
Subcommittee on Human Resources
- Geoff Davis, KY, Chairman
- Lloyd Doggett, TX Ranking Member
- Jim McDermott, WA
- John Lewis, GA
- Joseph Crowley, NY
- Adrian Smith, NE
- Erik Paulsen, MN
- Rick Berg, ND
- Tom Price, GA
- Diane Black, TN
- Charles Boustany, LA
If this legislation does not move forward because we 99ers failed to lend it adequate support we will be deserving of the further deprivations we are going to suffer. On the other hand, if we show our force and the House Resolution is dismissed out of hand we will have at least identified one group of politicians that the 99ers as a force are going to vote out of office in 2012.
Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. failed us in delivering our resumes to Congress. But the very fact that we provided so many that it was not economically feasible to print them is a demonstration of our ability to unite.
We must give Congresswoman Barbara Lee and her co-sponsor Congressman Bobby Scott the chance we gave Jackson. But they must understand that as sure as the newly elected Republicans have been given a probationary period by the Tea Party to prove themselves, we 99ers are giving Scott and Lee the same probation.
If they do not fight for this bill using every asset available to them to its conclusion we are not going to forget when the 2012 elections roll around.
Of course it must be understood that our end goals remain: end CAFTA, NAFTA, and GATT, and all international socialist American policies that are causing the destruction of our country. 2012 will be a truly constitutional election is we make it that far.
At any rate if HR 589 fails we cannot let it be said that it was because the 99ers failed to do their part. So every 99er, to arms, let’s bury this subcommittee in an avalanche of phone calls and emails demonstrating our determination through unity.
God bless the Republic, death to the international corporate mafia, we shall prevail.