From the National Employment Law Project, Center for American Progress Action Fund & The Half in Ten Campaign
* MEDIA ADVISORY – NATIONAL BRIEFING *
NEW POLL REVEALS AMERICANS’ VIEWS ON UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFITS & THE DEFICIT AFTER MID-TERM ELECTIONS
Hart Research Associates Poll Comes Just Days Before Nov 30th Deadline to Renew Federal Jobless Benefits Programs
WHAT: On Monday, November 15th, a new poll on Americans’ views about continuing unemployment insurance amid concerns over the deficit and federal spending will be released by the National Employment Law Project, the Center for American Progress Action Fund and the Half in Ten Campaign.
The poll, conducted after the mid-term elections by national polling firm Hart Research Associates, comes just days before the November 30th deadline when all federal unemployment benefit programs will expire – and cut off two million jobless Americans in December alone – if Congress fails to renew them.
Two recent NELP papers explain the potential impact of terminating jobless benefits just before the holidays and why these programs will continue to be important in 2011.
WHO: Guy Molyneux, Partner, Hart Research Associates
Christine Owens, Executive Director, National Employment Law Project
Debbie Weinstein, Executive Director of the Coalition on Human Needs & Half in Ten Campaign partner
Small business owner, Patrick Burns, President of The Fresh Grocer in the Greater Philadelphia Area
Unemployed worker at risk of being cut off benefits
WHEN: Monday, November 15, 2010
1:00 PM EASTERN
WHERE: Call-in Number: (877) 210-8943
Conference ID number: 25007998
To RSVP to the call please contact Tim Bradley, NELP, 314.440.9936 or Anna Deknatel, 646.200.5311 or Megan Smith, Half in Ten, email@example.com or 202.741.6346.