73,000 Pennsylvanians lost unemployment assistance on Saturday (3,010 in Bucks County) thanks to the inaction of Congress.
The unemployment rate in Pennsylvania is at 7.3%, higher than the national average with long-term joblessness continuing to grow. Cutting off support for the unemployed, in addition to cuts to food assistance (SNAP), threatens the economy as well as the families.
It’s time to talk with your members of Congress while they are home. They need to reinstate unemployment benefits and the SNAP lifelines ASAP.
You can find the contact information for your Congressperson here.