As a result of Senator Scott Brown’s vote, almost ONE MILLION unemployed Americans will have no income. 10,000 people a week are being cut off in Massachusetts.
Here is the information about the Rally:
Demand that Scott Brown votes “Yes” on the FMAP Bill
Monday June 28th at noon.
2400 JFK Federal Building (Scott Brown’s office)
It’s time that Senator Scott Brown votes for Massachusetts
When he took office, Senator Brown promised that he would be an independent thinker and that he would protect Massachusetts. Now, the Commonwealth stands to lose $685 million if Senator Brown votes against a bill that includes federal funds (Federal Medical Assistance Program).
Now’s the time for Senator Brown to stand up!
Along with losing $685 million of Medicaid payments, if Scott Brown votes no Massachusetts will lose:
Tax credits for small businesses
An extension of unemployment benefits
Better funding for our public schools and universities
Come join a coalition of unions, religious groups, advocacy organizations, senior organizations, healthcare workers and building trade workers in asking Scott Brown to support funding for critical state services.
Sponsored by: UFCW, the Greater Boston Labor Council, the North Shore Labor Council, SEIU/NAGE, 1199SEIU, SEIU 509, SEIU 615, SEIU State Council, Mass Building Trades, Massachusetts AFL-CIO, Health Care For All, Mass Homecare, Mass Senior Action Council, National Association of Social Workers, Massachusetts Teachers Association, Boston Council for Independent Living, Stavros, Public Higher Education of Massachusetts, Ethos, the Massachusetts Organization of State Engineers and Scientists, Neighbor to Neighbor, Greater Boston Interfaith Organization and the National Alliance on Mental Illness. Coalition growing daily.
Can McConnellvilles, todays Hoovervilles be far behind? Here comes the next wave of foreclosures, too.
I would love to see some of the 24% of veterans who are unemployed set up a McConnellville on the Washington Capital’s Mall. How about some of the 14% who are unemployed in Casino world, also known as Nevada?
For the archaic “filibuster” system to render One Million Americans destitute is just wrong. I hope everyone remembers to vote out every Senator who voted NO on extending unemployment in November.
Disclosure: My husband was laid off as part of a “rolling layoff” in the financial district, when his entire information technology working group saw its work outsourced to Mumbai. Five years ago, he was given a Waterford clock. When the “Euro” came in he was housed downtown and worked for five days, self lessly. He had planned to retire in three years. For us, termination of unemployment now is personal; it isn’t easy to land a new position at 62.