Extend Unemployment Benefits

Resolution 11-11.09


Whereas, the United States is continuing to face a crisis with a 9.1% unemployment rate in September 2011, and with the long-term unemployed continuing to seek work, but many reaching the end of their maximum possible 99 weeks of unemployment without being able to find employment; and


Whereas, President Obama has proposed the American Jobs Act, which would get Americans in every corner of the country working again, and put more money back into the pockets of middle-class families and small businesses, but due to Republican opposition, such relief will be delayed for some time; and


Whereas, an extension of unemployment benefits would not only spur economic growth, but would also provide a much-needed life-line while we work to create jobs,


Therefore, Be It Resolved, that the California Democratic Party supports all efforts to extend unemployment benefits by fourteen weeks for current and long-term jobless workers, especially those who have reached the end of their 99 weeks of unemployment benefits,


And Be It Further Resolved, that the California Democratic Party transmits this support to all members of the California Democratic Congressional Delegation.


Sponsor/Author: Congresswoman Barbara Lee and Chairman John Burton


Adopted by the California Democratic Party
At its November 2011 Executive Board Meeting
Crowne Plaza Hotel, Burlingame
November 20, 2011





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