Unemployed Tell Congress: Get Working For Jobs
As Congress returns from its Fourth of July recess, it must face the consequences of inaction on a bold jobs agenda. Three of the nation's 6.8 million long-term unemployed tell their stories to OurFuture.org: Ed Zibrida of Indiana, Jyl Forsyth of Michigan and Jeff Sumner of Kentucky. They talk about their jobs searches and how they have been affected by a Senate Republican-led filibuster against extended unemployment benefits. They share a common message to Congress: Make the jobless your top priority by passing extended unemployment benefits and then enact programs that put people back to work.