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99ers to Hold Rally for Unemployment Extension Bill Tier 5

Written By David D'Angelo on Monday, August 2, 2010 | 8/02/2010

Unemployment Extension Bill Tier 5 Update Aug. 2 - 99ers are not loosing hope and next Sunday they will be holding a rally in NEw York to demand te United States Congress to pass a separate Unemployment Extension Bill Tier 5 for 99ers.

The number of those who had been unemployed for 99 weeks had reached an alarming 1.4 million Americans and they had been excluded from the signed Unemployment Extension Act of 2010.

The scheduled mass mobilization, press conference and rally will be held at the Federal Hall, 26 Wall St., New York City from 12-1 pm. The gathering is dubbed as “Keep the American Dream Alive Tier Five!” and will be attended by 99ers and other people seeking an expanded Unemployment Extension Bill.

"For those who would like to come to the rally you can contact Kian at ren_della@yahoo.com for more information. They had set a deadline yesterday for those who want to come and make their voices heard even online," says one of the representative of the group organizing the rally.

The organizers of the Unemployment Extension Tier 5/99ers rally also developed an ongoing thread which can be found at Unemployed-Friends.

As of today, the United States Congress continues to ignore the passage of any extended Unemployment Extension Bill for a Tier 5 and for 99ers.


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2 comments:

David said...

Please contact the press and have them cover it. Get some video footage and upload it online. Personally I'd love to see people show up where senators are vacationing and protest and demand public interviews. But I think the best thing is small local protests in certain major cities in a grassroots effort since most cannot afford to go to DC to protest, it's got to be local organized protests with bullhorns, video recorded and uploaded to youtube and elsewhere. Start putting a face on it and we'll see how quick the response is if one of those vids goes viral. We need our own Joe the plumber.

kian said...

Greetings:

Thank you for publicizing the NYC 99er rally. Unfortunately, the date is wrong, as is the group sponsoring the rally. The rally is: THURSDAY, AUGUST 12, from 12-1pm, Federal Hall, 26 Wall St, NYC. For more information, please go to www.UWAG.org. This is the site of the Unemployed Workers Action Committee, the group sponsoring the rally. I am Kian, the organizer of the rally. PLEASE update your post!! Thank you, again, for your support. You can reach me through the UWAG site.

Dave, the press will be heavy - we are good on that. You can find rally information and recent coverage at www.UWAG.org. After the rally, we will post pics and videos. Help us get the word out! Thanks, Kian