Tell Senator Tillis and Burr to address the unemployment benefits cliff for nearly 500,000 working North Carolinians
The U.S. Senate has adjourned without passing critical legislation to extend the $600 weekly unemployment supplement that hundreds of thousands of North Carolinians – and millions of Americans – have relied on to survive coronavirus-related job losses. That means North Carolina families are now receiving on average only $274 a week to cover all of their expenses, resulting in a whopping 70 percent decrease in their income each week on average.
Take Action! Tell Senators Tillis and Burr not to abandon the nearly 500,000 working North Carolinians who have lost work due to COVID-19.
Families across the state are growing desperate. Our Senators must not wait any longer to extend these critical supports to North Carolina to ensure a strong recovery. Each week that they fail to act North Carolina loses $290 million in income that supports local businesses, ensures rent gets paid, and food is on the table.
Tell Senator Tillis and Burr to extend the federal Unemployment Insurance supplement NOW!
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As you know, federal inaction has been compounded by the systemic problems with our state’s Unemployment Insurance. If North Carolina expects to recover quickly and fully from the recession brought on by COVID-19 we need lawmakers to act quickly to make sure that North Carolina's UI system: