The War On Unemployment Continues: PROTECT JOB TRAINING PROGRAMS FROM DEVESTATING BUDGET CUTS


Dear Friends,
 
With the national unemployment rate essentially unchanged this month – now 9.1% (from 9.0% in April) and black unemployment rate little changed at 16.2% (from 16.1% in April) our War on Unemployment continues!  This week we urge members of Congress to protect essential job training programs.  With nearly 14 million Americans who remain unemployed, now is not the time to subject our federal job training programs to further devastating cuts! Take action by contacting your members of Congress and urging them to instead pursue wise investments in our nation’s workforce development and employment system.
 

SEND A LETTER TODAY! Clck here.

Tell them that job training programs work! Research shows that:
 

  • Last year more than 8 million individuals received training and other employment services that were funded under Title I of  the Workforce Investment Act (WIA) – a 234 percent increase in participation rates in just two years; and
  • More than 4.3 million WIA participants found jobs last year, and hundreds of thousands more received training and education that will open up new career opportunities.

 
Share your concern that on top of millions of dollars in FY2011 budget cuts to job training programs, some House Republicans are now proposing $18.2 billion more in cuts in labor, health and education programs alone. This means that once again job training programs will be placed in jeopardy!
 
You can take immediate action by clicking on the following link, signing the letter, and it will be sent directly to your Representative(s). Clck here.
 

Empower yourself, empower your community, and join us in this vital War on Unemployment! Clck here.

 

Yours in the movement,

Marc H. Morial
President and Chief Executive Officer
National Urban League

 

 


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