Wednesday, December 15, 2010

99er Letters to Bernie: UPDATE: Letters to Rep Peter Welch

 UPDATE: Thursday, Dec. 16:   
The Letters to Bernie Campaign is growing! 
Congressman Peter Welch wants to hear from 99ers.  
It's not too late - 99ers are still suffering and the Congressman wants your stories ASAP. Please send your story to:  
Alexandra will print each one out and take it to the Congressman's office.  Use the power of 99er numbers to send your stories all to one place, printed out and piled together.  Send your story NOW to  
Watch the CNN coverage of this story here.
 Thank you.

Updated: Sunday, Dec. 12: 
 Please keep sending your letters in!  
Each one will be printed out 
and delivered to the Senator's office. 
Help Senator Sanders Help 99ers.  
Send your 99er story NOW
Watch the CNN story here..

Please, DO IT NOW.

Senator Bernie Sanders (Indp.VT), is one of the few who have consistently stood up for 99ers, the unemployed and regular Americans against the corporations, big banks and stone-walling politicians.  Help Senator Sanders Help 99ers.  Send in your 99er story and why we need a Tier V or more weeks included in the UI legislation currently being negotiated on Capital Hill.  Even if you are not a 99er, but know and care for someone who is, we want to hear from you.  Many Senators and Representatives are very angry that a deal has been made to extend tax cuts for the rich, while current and future 99ers are being thrown under the bus.  Give them the back up they need to fight for us.  Email your story to: .

Many, many 99ers, unemployed still receiving UI and our supporters spent the last year, and longer, faxing and emailing letters to our elected representatives.  NOW is an opportunity to put all  our letters together as one STRONG statement that Senator Sanders and all the other Senators that support us can use to show that we are suffering and MUST be included.  If you have one of your letters still on your computer, you are only a few clicks away from doing your part.  Send it to

99er Alexandra J. will print them out and take the letters to the Senator's office, with whom she is working.  CNN went to Vermont to cover Alex reading a few of the letters and taking the stack of printed letters to his office.  The Senator is, of course, in DC, but he is aware and very supportive of this campaign.  DO NOT DELAY!  We are off to a GREAT start, but we need many more personal stories  if our plight is to be heard. There IS HOPE.  Please do your part for yourself and all 99ers:  Thank you.

Monday, December 13, 2010

UPDATED BELOW 99ers: National Candlelight Vigil: Monday, Dec. 20


City Hall
Bring your own candle.  CNN, RTV, PRI to cover event.
R to City Hall,
4,5,6 to Bklyn Bridge/City Hall,
2,3 to Park Pl, 
A,C,E to Chambers, J,Z to Chambers

RSVP for your local event here.
Download National Flyer at this link

From Rhonda T:

Many people are suffering in America this Holiday Season, especially the 99ers.  It is time for all of us to come together and help the 99ers and each other.  It is also time for 99ers to step out and help ourselves.  Beyond politics, anger or blame, many Americans need to know they are not forgotten.  99ers, the unemployed, underemployed, small and family businesses, those working paycheck to paycheck: the middle class is being forced into poverty by our own government.  Please join in this peaceful moment at your City Hall next Monday, December 20, from 6 - 7 pm (local time), for a candlelight vigil for the suffering, the forgotten, the middle class, and for HOPE.  Bring your candle.  The politicians don't respect us, so let's take a moment to respect each other.

Please join with us. RSVP  today and connect with 99ers and supporters in your area.  For other questions, please email:

Thank you,
99er, Rhode Island

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Forum Full: Wait List Only: Special Invitation: NYC area 99ers meet with DOL Monday, 12/13, 75 Varick St. 1-3pm

Updated: Sat.12/11 @ 5:00pm: 

Forum Full: Wait List Only

You are welcome to sign up for the waiting list.  

Please be reachable before 11 am on Monday 12/13.  

Wait List closes 9 pm Sun 12/12.

A Special Invitation from Flashmobs4jobs, NY/NJ 99ers, Community Activists and the NYS Dept of Labor. Space is limited. Please RSVP to: 


Please Join 99er Activists and the NYS DOL 

for a special 99ers

Focus Group and Strategy Session:

Help With Your Job Search 

Improve the Workforce Centers


As the New Year looms and the fate of the 99ers remains uncertain in Washington, the NY State Department of Labor (DOL), and NYC Department of Small Business Services (SBS),  are reaching out to NYC area 99ers and the long term unemployed.  Coordinated directly through the office of Colleen Garner, the Commissioner of Labor for NY State, the DOL wants to hear from US about ways they can better assist 99ers, the long-term unemployed, skilled and professional workers in our job search.  


Improvement of the Workforce Centers will be our main focus.  Many of us have used the centers; they are the direct avenue for delivery of services.    This is a rare opportunity to get the immediate help you may need and contribute, as a client, to changes the DOL may implement that focus more directly on our needs.  Issues such as realistic skills assessment, emerging industries, specifics of training opportunities and access to these programs will be discussed, in addition to new ideas.

Meet with high level NYS DOL  and SBS representatives; tell them your experiences, the good, the bad and the ugly!  Bring your concerns and suggestions. Your questions will be answered. Share your ideas for improvement, learn about new services/updated programs and help develop programs that focus on 99ers, skilled and professional workers.  

Please join us: 

Monday, Dec 13, 1-3 pm

NYS Dept. of Labor 

One Hudson Plaza

75 Varick St, NYC

Conference Rm G, 7th Floor 

Any train to Canal St: A,C,E,1,R,N,Q. 


Space is limited.

To reserve your seat at the table, you must:

RSVP to Thanks!