Thanks to your help, we were able to call on Congress to pass a clean two-month extension of unemployment insurance (UI) benefits in December. This meant that families didn’t have to worry about how they were going to keep a roof over their head and put food on the table during the holidays.
Working America members, teachers and unemployed Pennsylvanians delivered more than 500 handwritten postcards to Gov. Tom Corbett’s Pittsburgh office. We wanted Corbett to know the drastic, widespread and ultimately disastrous results of the budget cuts he enacted last year. We wanted him to make good on the rhetoric used in his first year, which called for “shared sacrifice.”
Governor Tom Corbett has made huge budget cuts to Pennsylvania schools, healthcare, and basic services. Meanwhile, huge corporate loopholes and giveaways are costing the state hundreds of millions of dollars every year.
Write Governor Corbett and tell him to make schools a priority. Tell him how these cuts are affecting you.
Big corporations think they matter more than you do. From the Citizens United decision to "corporate personhood" they are grabbing more power-at the cost of citizen power. Across the country, corporate-funded state legislators are rushing to push through bills that would limit your right to vote.
Enough is enough. Tell our state legislators that it's us they need to be looking out for-not corporations.