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    Since 2007, the Ohio Workforce Coalition has been bringing together leaders from education and training institutions, economic and workforce development organizations, business and industry, labor, and human service providers. The Coalition promotes public policies that build the skills of adult workers, meet employer skill needs, and strengthen the workforce system to ensure opportunity and prosperity for Ohio families.

Action needed on federal legislation

Dear Ohio Advocate:

Calls are needed TODAY (Wednesday) to OH U.S. Representatives – 1-888-245-0215 (toll-free to Capitol Switchboard)
Please tell them to vote FOR the American Jobs and Tax Loopholes Closing Act (H.R. 4213)

The U.S. House has been struggling to get the votes to pass legislation to continue additional Medicaid funding for states, provide another year of funding for the TANF Emergency Fund, continue the federal Unemployment Insurance and COBRA health benefits programs, provide funds for jobs for youth, starting this summer, and fund the National Housing Trust Fund.

While every Member of Congress should hear from constituents, we especially encourage you to contact Reps. Driehaus, Kilroy, Space, Sutton, and Wilson

The “ask” is simple:  please tell them Ohio needs their yes vote on H.R. 4213, to protect and create jobs and save services!  Use the toll-free number:  1-888-245-0215

The budget cuts occurring in Ohio make this legislation urgently needed.  And besides the funding it will provide for Medicaid, aid to the poor, youth jobs, and low-cost housing, it will prevent unemployment benefits from expiring!!

Here is a letter about HR. 4213 the Coalition on Human Needs sent to every Rep.:  http://chn.org/pdf/2010/HR4213Speakersupportletter.pdf
For more information about the good this bill does, there’s a paper from the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities: 



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