Saturday, November 13, 2010

[PDI] Join Unemployed Workers, Small Business People in Chicago Tues 11:30 a

For immediate release
November 12, 2010

For more information contact
Susan Hurley, Executive Director
Chicago Jobs with Justice
773.412.2386 (cell)
312.738.6161 (work), or

John Gaudette, Organizing Director
Citizen Action/Illinois
312.685.0585 (cell)
312.427.2114 x208 (work)

Unemployed Workers, Small Business People Mobilize Calls to Congress for Unemployment Benefits, Jobs

What: Press Conference and Protest on Unemployment Insurance

Who: Chicago Jobs with Justice Unemployed Workers Council and Illinois Main Street Alliance

Where: State of Illinois Building, 100 W. Randolph

When: Tuesday, November 16, 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Tuesday, unemployed workers will join with small business owners and
others concerned with the lack of support for America's unemployed
workers. Unemployed workers will call on Congress to pass an extension
of Unemployment Benefits with the same speed they passed bailouts for
Wall Street. Unemployed Workers Council and the Illinois Main Street
Alliance want to preserve this lifeline to middle class families, small
business and the economy.

Scorzo, 27, a laid off union electrician from Chicago, says, "Congress
has to gets its priorities straight. Why are they bailing out
millionaires with tax breaks and cutting my benefits while I look for
work and go to school?"

produce customers, period," stated Dan Sherry of the Illinois Main
Street Alliance. "When unemployed workers become impoverished without
any support, small business will continue to lose customers and close."


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