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OFA-Illinois to Sen. Kirk: Don't leave Americans out in the cold
Senator Mark Kirk broke his promise to restore unemployment insurance benefits.
Senator Mark Kirk (R-Illinois) went back on his word when he voted against reinstating unemployment insurance benefits for long-term unemployed Americans. Now, OFA is letting him know that he made the wrong choice for Americans—and for Illinoisans.
I need Congress to act on unemployment insurance—and I’m not the only one
For Congress, this was just politics. But for me? I feel the impact every day.
It was bad enough when I lost my job. But when Congress failed to extend unemployment insurance this past December, I had no way to pay my bills.