Witness Wednesday 7/16/2014
More than 3 million hardworking Americans have been cut off of emergency unemployment compensation since the program was allowed to expire on Dec. 28, 2013. Extended unemployment benefits help people pay their rent, utility bills, and transportation while they seek new work.

The Center for Effective Government, along with its partners, the National Employment Law Project, the Coalition on Human Needs, and the National Women’s Law Center, have collected more than 2,000 stories from Americans suffering from long-term unemployment.

Throughout June and July 2014, our organizations will join members of Congress and faith, labor, civil rights, and nonprofit leaders to share some of these stories in a series of seven Witness Wednesday events.

These are photos from Witness Wednesdays. Please visit www.WitnessWednesdays.org for more information.
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