Stop the Gridlock: Pass the American Jobs Act!

Take Action: Write to your senators today and tell them; Enough is Enough. Support the American Jobs Act and put Americans back to work.

Due to unprecedented obstruction in Congress, the pace of economic recovery is way too slow. President Obama and some members of Congress have called for action on the American Jobs Act that includes provisions such as investing in infrastructure, rebuilding the housing market, and preventing layoffs of firefighters, teachers, and other civil servants. It’s time to stop calling for passage of this law and start taking action.

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Your voice makes a difference in this debate. Earlier this year, President Obama thanked you for urging members of Congress to pass a clean extension of unemployment insurance and the payroll tax cut through the end of 2012, without cuts and barriers to benefits such as the child tax credit. Your calls resulted in the House and Senate reaching a compromise and taking action around the payroll tax cut and extension of jobless benefits/unemployment insurance. Even then, the President’s message to Congress was clear:

“This may be an election year, but the American people have no patience for gridlock. There's a lot more we can do – and there's plenty of time to do it – if we want to build an economy where every American has a chance to find a good job that pays well and supports a family.”

President Obama’s proposal, the American Jobs Act, is a key piece of legislation with many commonsense, bipartisan, cost-efficient, and most importantly, effective provisions that will help put Americans back to work.

It’s time to use your voice again. Tell Congress that to speed up economic recovery, they must consider the President’s jobs proposals.

Take Action: Write to members of Congress today and tell them to support the American Jobs Act and put Americans back to work. Enough is enough.

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Dear [Decision Maker],

The current economic crisis has touched every part of the country, especially our local community. As an individual and your constituent, I feel that everyone should have the opportunity to work and strengthen our economy. We need real solutions to address this crisis which has gone on for far too long.

I was pleased to learn that the House and Senate reached a compromise around the payroll tax cut and extension of jobless benefits/unemployment insurance. This middle-class tax cut was part of the American Jobs Act that President Obama introduced last fall.

The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights and many other organizations support the American Jobs Act because it contains many common-sense, bipartisan, cost-efficient, and most importantly, effective provisions that will help Americans get back on their feet, revitalize our nation's economy, and put Americans back to work.

Sincerely,
[Your Name]
[Your Address]
[City, State ZIP]

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