Don’t Cut Off Aid to Struggling Citizens Because of Minor Drop in Unemployment

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Target: Senator Chuck Grassley, Chairman of the Senate Finance Committee

Goal: Don’t let Republicans cut off much-needed government aid for struggling citizens because of a mere 1% change in unemployment.

Republicans are jumping at the chance to cut off aid to American citizens devastated by COVID-19 after a single report showed that unemployment has decreased by about 1%. Unemployment levels are still at a historic high, thousands of Americans are still without jobs, and many have not even received their stimulus payments due to clerical problems.

Too many Americans are already struggling to pay their rent, feed their families, and pay for healthcare. Even with government aid, the consequences of this medical and economic crisis will be detrimental for ordinary citizens. Without it, many literally may not survive. Sign below to demand that the Senate Finance Committee stand strong on delivering government aid to the people for as long as it is needed.


Dear Senator Grassley,

It doesn’t take an extensive understanding of economics to know that 13.3% unemployment, while it may be an improvement, is hardly cause for celebration. In fact, with millions of unemployed people potentially misclassified by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, unemployment rates are higher than during the Great Recession and could in reality rival those of the Great Depression.

As a public leader, however, your job is to have an understanding of the American condition that goes beyond data and figures. If you and your colleagues were to engage with the communities you are debating whether to withhold aid from, you would see quite clearly that American citizens are still in dire need of financial assistance. I urge you to continue delivering government aid until unemployment numbers have reached pre-COVID levels.


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