Friday, December 31, 2010

It's 2011!


May 2011 be filled with joy, happiness, good health and many jobs.

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Tuesday, November 16, 2010

"Unemployed" and "Uninvolved"

Do you resemble the title to my blog post? I've spoken to many unemployed people lately and we have all come to the same conclusion - unemployed and uninvolved.

Tonight, I was directed to a blog on unemployment - From the Trenches World Report. There was an article about 99ers and Tier 5 Unemployment Remedies. Of course, I left a comment - in case you didn't see it, I'll post it here.

You are absolutely right about people hiding behind their computer screen afraid to come out and organize. I have written my blog on unemployment since June 2010, made a speech in Washington DC on 10/2/10 at the RFK Stadium Pre-Event sponsored by UCubed for jobs and unemployment extensions, called and met some of my federal legislators and have visited some of their offices. In addition, I have asked, begged and demanded to speak in front of a Senate Committee on Jobs, Unemployment Extensions, and Finance. Why? Because I'm educated, have tons of common sense, I have a LOT to say and of course, I'm UNEMPLOYED. They NEED to hear from us, the millions in the trenches.

Still there are only two of us (that I know of) in the Metro Denver area of the great state of Colorado that stand up and are heard. Although we are strong-willed, educated women, we are still unemployed, er, long term unemployed, and still don't have people joining in except from behind their monitors.

My friend writes for the Denver Unemployment Examiner, and I write a blog ( For your readers, please subscribe to this site and our sites too. We deal in FACT, there will be no speculation, no opinions, just the FACTS.

I have been in contact with many organizers and group leaders, we have come to the same conclusion - "unemployed and uninvolved". Perhaps the reason is that people are ashamed to tell others "I'm unemployed", other people are waiting for someone else to protest/argue/fight for them, then there are the ones who are simply rowing up the "River of Denial" with no oars. For those reading this - which one are you?

These are the same people who are in the same boat with me and millions of others. STAND UP AND BE HEARD! For those of you who don't believe it, there IS strength in numbers. I've been saying this all along, yet rarely does anyone contact me.

My friends and I are fighting for all of us - who else will stand up with us? Will it be YOU?

Articles and my comment can be found by clicking here. Browse around the site and read, then find a way or ask how YOU can help.

Remember our politicians were voted into office by US, they just didn't get placed there by another politician. They collect HUGE paychecks because of OUR votes that got them into office.


Flood their offices with phone calls, and faxes. Make sure they know who YOU are! STOP sitting behind your monitor and get involved with a group. If you don't know of any groups to join forces with, leave me a comment with the state where you reside, I'll find one for you! STOP being "uninvolved", the future you should be fighting for is YOUR FUTURE!




Sunday, November 14, 2010

This article is from the Denver Unemployment Examiner. You can find the links from the article by clicking here. To read other GREAT articles on unemployment, and jobs from this reporter - please click here.

Denverites - don't forget to jot down the phone number in the article and call in to Senators Bennet and Udall to voice your concerns and ask questions on unemployment and jobs!

Udall, Bennet to participate in "Nat'l Call-in Day to Extend U.I. Benefits"
  • November 13th, 2010 11:45 am MT

As part of the national campaign asking members of Congress to extend unemployment benefits, many efforts are underway, spearheaded by various organizations. It is very important for all unemployed - including, but not limited to the 99ers who have already exhausted all of their benefits.

To that end, the Colorado AFL-CIO has announced that on Tuesday, November 16, there is a 'National Call-In Day to Extend Unemployment Benefits" event in which you are invited - encouraged - to call Colorado Senators Mark Udall and Michael Bennet and urge them to push forward legislation to extend federal Emergency Unemployment Compensation (EUC). Given the name of this event (National Call-In Day to Extend Unemployment Benefits), I will make the suggestion that this is not exclusive to Colorado workers or AFL-CIO union members.

The notification received about this event, which I have included in its entirety below, states that individuals should call in and "Let them know your name, your union, where you are calling from, and urge them to vote to extend unemployment benefits." Please note, that if you are NOT a member of the AFL-CIO or a constituent union.

Working America is the NON-UNION or COMMUNITY AFFILIATE of the AFL-CIO: please identify yourself as a member of Working America.

Below is the entire text of the notice announcing this event:

As we approach the holiday season, we are mindful of all of our brothers and sisters out of work, and particularly those that have been enduring long periods of unemployment. For long weeks and months, so many workers have been searching for jobs that aren't there.

Last month, 14.8 million people were unemployed. Shockingly, 41.8 percent of them were jobless 27 weeks or longer.

Emergency unemployment insurance is a critical lifeline for the workers and their families hit hardest by this economy. But some lawmakers--many of the same ones that want to pass tax cuts for those making $250,000 a year--want to cut off emergency unemployment benefits. We need to speak up and make sure our Colorado elected officials get the message.

Tuesday, November 16, be part of the National Call-In Day to Extend Unemployment Benefits. Call (877) 662-2889 to speak with Senators Michael Bennet and Mark Udall. Let them know your name, your union, where you are calling from, and urge them to vote to extend unemployment benefits.

And today, send the message to Congress, by signing this petition.
Sign the petition: Tell Congress to extend emergency unemployment insurance now.

Let's flood the phone lines on Tuesday and make sure the message comes through loud and clear.

In Solidarity,
Mike Cerbo
Executive Director
Colorado AFL-CIO

I have written much about the efforts of Working America and the AFL-CIO and will repeat here: it is free to join Working America; this organization is a union for those in the community who are not formally a member of the AFL-CIO & other labor unions. Please join and please participate on Tuesday - and then signup to become a member of Working America.

I would also like to point out that I became aware of this event because I subscribe to the Working America blog, 'Mainstreet', the Colorado AFL-CIO newsletter/blog, as well as the AFL-CIO 'e-Activist Network' and AFL-CIO blog.

For those who wish to remain active - and participate in efforts to create jobs, stop outsourcing, extending UI benefits, and more, it is suggested and recommended that you also subscribe to these publications. You may be surprised to learn how many 'issues' you have in common with these groups who are fighting for middle class job restoration and safety net legislative measures.




Congressional Adventures

On Friday, November 12th, my friend, a writer for the Denver Unemployment Examiner and I took a trip around town to visit with our Senators and Congressperson. Additionally, the purpose was to deliver signed letters to each from "The American 99ers Union" encouraging each to "Vote YES - Extend Unemployment Insurance Beyond 99 weeks".

Upon arrival at Senator Michael Bennet's office, located just off the corner of 15th & Platt, in Denver, we were extremely disappointed to find the office CLOSED. We both signed the letter and then I, personally, wrote a hand written letter. We left both, with my business card included, under the door to be found by whoever entered the office first.

Here's the proof we were there:

As you can clearly see, the office was closed. WHO, we wondered, called the day after Veterans' Day a holiday? Seriously, is this what Senators are paid for - taking MORE vacation days?

Senator Mark Udall's office was closed too. We decided not to visit there, as I had already had "face time" with Senator Udall at a Democratic event.

We continued on to the WORKING AMERICA - Community Affiliate of the AFL-CIO office to see what was going on there.

As our travels continued, we found our way to Congressman Ed Perlmutter's office. Did any one of you know that Ed does a "government in grocery" meeting? You can find the information on his website. We dropped off "The American 99ers Union" letter and signed his book with our concerns. The gal at the front desk was nice enough to take our picture as proof that we were there.

Tomorrow, Monday, November 15th, there is a fax/email/call your representatives in Washington DC campaign. To help you in your efforts for this, there is a blog post titled "How to contact your Senators" please use that information. Don't forget to post messages on their facebook pages and tweet them all via Twitter!



Thursday, November 11, 2010

The Misadventures that Didn't Keep Us Down

After carefully planning out my journey to Washington DC via NYC. I was to fly on Southwest, rent a car from Enterprise and have the most rewarding stay in Staten Island, NY before heading out with two friends to Washington DC for the rally.

Starting out on 9/30/10 at 3:30am, my day started with a shuttle ride to the airport. My plane left DIA on time without a hitch, upon arrival in BWI (Baltimore Maryland to change planes) we were in for the shock of our lives. Our connecting flight to LGA (LaGuardia Airport) on Long Island had been canceled due to weather. The Southwest desks were crowded with people determined to get out to any destination near NY. My next available flight out was at 8:40am on 10/1/10.

After considering my options, which were rent a car and drive to NY, take a bus which would have landed me in Manhattan or postpone picking up my rental car at LaGuardia, getting a hotel room for the night and leaving on the next flight the next day. I opted for the hotel and departure on 10/1/10.

Please note that if you are ever on a flight that is canceled due to weather - your airline will NOT put you up in a hotel, it's your responsibility.

That night at the MicroTel, there was a shuttle provided to and from any local restaurant for dinner. Of course, I took advantage of that, then went back to my clean and comfortable room for a good nights sleep at 8pm. Made arrangements for a wake up call at 6am and a shuttle ride back to the airport to catch my 8:40am flight.

If being delayed overnight wasn't enough, to add insult, my flight was delayed further to 11:15am. Many exhausted people boarded the plane and as we departed BWI, I gave a clap of my hands in applause for the swift takeoff.

Arriving at LaGuardia, there was no problem in picking up the rental car then finding my way to my awaiting friends in Staten Island. Thank you to the person who invented GPS for the car! At 2pm, exhausted and stressed, I arrived, packed the car, loaded up my passengers and by 2:30pm we were on our way again. The drive from Staten Island to Washington DC was gorgeous. It was a bright and sunny day which was excellent for driving.

We arrived at our hotel at 6:30pm. The Washington Hilton is highly recommended for anyone staying in DC near Dupont Circle. We were greeted by the most helpful and efficient Hilton employees. Parking the car and checking in was a breeze.

In advance of our trip, we purchased discount certificates for close by restaurants. We highly recommend Maddy's Bar and Grill, the food and service were excellent and it's within walking distance of the Hilton.

Bright and early on 10/2/10, we were awake and showered, ready for the long day in DC. With directions in hand and the GPS set, we took off for the RFK Stadium where I would give my speech as a UCubed Jobs Activist at 9:15am.

On our way to the stadium, and going right along with the way my trip started, we had a flat tire on the rental car. At least we had arrived at our destination with 15 minutes to spare. I called Enterprises Roadside Assistance who assured me that someone would be out to fix/change the tire within 1 hour. Thankfully, I was able to give my speech and meet some very awesome people. At 10:30am, we hadn't seen the Roadside assistance person, so I called them back. Being a very detailed person, I mentioned that we were in LOT 4 at RFK Stadium four times as well as giving an exact description of where the car was and all the vehicle detail. The man from Roadside was in LOT 3. Sheesh! He finally changed the tire to the spare which was a donut and when I complained about the donut, he told me that I could drive 600 miles at 60 mph on it. Well we all know that was a blatant lie. This is when more stress began. After many calls and a total of two and a half hours on the phone to Enterprise locations in Washington DC and to the location where I rented the car in NY, they agreed to give me a new car so that I wouldn't have to drive back to NY on the donut. I had to call Roadside when I was back at the hotel and in for the night to trade cars.

It was decided that we go back to our hotel, grab something for lunch, then make our way via taxi to the National Mall and catch the remaining time there at the rally. Everything there went smoothly. While walking to the point where we could hail a taxi back to the hotel, we met some really nice folks in particular a man who was from Brooklyn, NY covering the rally on the mall for his local newspaper.

Upon arrival back to the hotel, it was decided that we would take the car and go see some sites such as the White House and Capitol and take some pictures, then go back to the hotel and ready ourselves for dinner. We did get as close as we could to the White House to take pictures but never made it to the Capitol or the Lincoln Memorial for up close pictures. Yet, we know where the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) offices are as we passed them about 5 times! Back to the hotel, we all climbed back into the car and left for dinner. We went past many older homes, the whole area was so historic. We arrived back at the hotel again at 9pm. Now you will remember, the rental still has the donut tire on it and I have to call Roadside to arrange a swap of cars.

To make a longer story short, Roadside made the arrangements telling me that a confirmation call should be expected within 15 minutes. Yes, you guessed it - no phone call. Upon calling them back, someone there canceled my swap because - sit down and hang on - it was too far to drive another car from LAGUARDIA in NY! After fighting for over an hour to get a supervisor to handle this correctly, I'm informed that Dulles & Reagan Enterprise locations are now closed. I insist that they get me a car no matter where they have to get it from. Time now: 11:20pm. A promise was made by the supervisor that the swap car would be to the hotel within an hour. At 12:10am, I go outside the main entrance of the hotel and sat waiting. Another call to Roadside to make certain that the swap would happen no later than 12:30am as promised. At 1:30am, the man who is bringing the swap car calls and has arrived. Because no one was available to DRIVE a swap car to me, they sent it via tow truck! Apparently, after talking to the driver, he wasn't going to drive the rental with the donut tire. Wonder why? By 2am, I was back up to my room, but the key card wouldn't work and because I didn't want to wake my friends, downstairs I went to obtain another one. Finally, sleep!

Checking out of the Hilton Washington was as easy as checking in. By 11:30am, we were on our way back to NY. During the drive, I made a phone call to Enterprise to express my displeasure. Most of the day that was supposed to be spent siteseeing was interrupted by getting another car to drive. Since the branch manager wasn't in, I had to call back the next day. You bet everything was documented from who I spoke with and all the time frames. The rest of the trip back to Staten Island was excellent except for the rain. All the luggage was unpacked, we ordered dinner. My dear friend made my stay in Staten Island one of the best. Thank you Sheri for your generous hospitality.

Time to go home to Denver. No, folks, the saga continues. It took 1 hour to go 11 miles in the rain and traffic on the Brooklyn Queens Expressway (more like a parking lot). Arriving at the Enterprise drop off point, I actually sighed a sigh of relief. Meeting with the branch manager and his assistant, I read off everything that we had been through from the morning of 10/2/10 to the morning of 10/3/10. At this point, my rental car bill went from $289 down to $100. What else could he do for me, the crazed women standing in front of him. This was my first consumer win for the trip.

I was shuttled to LaGuardia Airport, and upon checking in I noticed that my Southwest flight from LaGuardia connecting in Chicago to Denver is delayed. Here we go again! Instead of leaving just after 6pm, we left around an hour or so later. I was able to board the plane early to sit in the front row, aisle seat. This gave me an advantage of making it to my connecting flight and arriving in Denver at 11pm. While in flight, the flight attendant assured me that my connecting flight would be waiting. For those of you who have already guessed, the Chicago to Denver flight left four of us stranded in Chicago Midway Airport. Frustrated, we backtracked to a desk where some Southwest employees were. They told us that was the last flight out and that nothing was open in the airport. We could, if we wanted, go to Concourse C to sleep in "cot city". There was no way that we could exit the airport and be able return into the airport until 4am when security was opened for the next day. They lied! We found a bar that served drinks, coffee and FOOD! Yes, their names were logged in my book too. Two of us set out to check out the airport and at 3:30am decided to get some sleep by our departing gate.

The plane left on time - 6am - and we were finally on our way home. But it doesn't end here. Arriving at DIA, we went to the luggage carousel only to find that my luggage was lost, 2 gals received their luggage, and the other had one suitcase waiting for her but the other one was lost. No one could tell us where in the system our luggage was. We left the airport to await a call from Southwest when they found our luggage and when it would be delivered. A phone call was received at 11:00am saying that I would have my luggage at 12:30pm. True to their word, it was delivered.

I wrote to Southwest about their employees and the treatment that we received at Chicago Midway. Within 20 days, I received a voucher for $140.40 to reimburse me for the segment from LaGuardia to Denver. Another consumer win!

Even though there were so many obstacles that tried to keep us down, we still had a decent time together in DC.

The big questions - Will I rent from Enterprise and fly Southwest again? You bet I will! They both treated me right and made up for the problems by rewarding me financially. Of course, it didn't make up for the night lost in Staten Island and the cost of the hotel room in Baltimore but all in all, I'm happy with the results.



Wednesday, October 6, 2010

October 2, 2010 RALLY Washington DC

If you weren't at RFK Stadium Pre-Event sponsored by UCubed or at the rally on the National Mall sponsored by One Nation Working Together on 10/2/10, you might really want to follow the links, watch the videos, and read my account of the day. My wish is that you get the full experience through my post. I encourage those who were there to contribute their accounts as well.

10/2/10 A Day in History


The storms had past, giving way to a gorgeous day in Washington DC and to all those who attended the days events.

As a few of you know, I was asked to be a part of the Pre-Event at RFK Stadium by speaking to an excited crowd of union members, unemployed persons and many others by showing UNITY in numbers. It was a huge honor to be on a list of other speakers who were jobs activists and union leaders. A huge, huge thank you to Rick Sloan and all the members of UCubed!

The Master of Ceremonies, Rick Sloan, the UCubed Acting Executive Director and Machinists (IAM) spokesman, started the ball rolling with his welcoming remarks. Rick's remarks can be read here. At the end of Rick's welcoming remarks, the video "BITE BACK" played on top of a truck so that the broadcast could be seen and heard by everyone. Please watch the "BITE BACK" video by clicking here, and listen to the message it sends. UCubed is an affiliate of the Machinists Union (IAM).

The next speaker was Edrie Irvine, a UCubed Jobs Activist.
Edrie is a laid-off legal secretary from Silver Spring, who shared her story with a gathering of unemployed workers that fed into the larger rally. “The recession was caused by the banks, greed and deregulation,” she said. “It didn’t have anything to do with me, but I lost my job.”

After Edrie's powerful speech, it was my turn.

The video of Edrie's and my speech can be found on YouTube by clicking here (thank you Charles). I spoke for each and every person looking for a job, being discriminated against, having your life thrown in the toilet and the injustices shown to ALL.

In two hours time, there were 13 interesting and powerful speakers. Each speaker with almost the same message - JOBS NEED TO BE CREATED, Americans need to be put back to work, and how we all need to unite, stand up, BITE BACK, and Vote in November. YOU MATTER!

The Brothers and Sisters of each union proudly displayed banners of their unity. Here are some of them.

In an email to me from Rick Sloan regarding the Pre-Event, he stated - "Not only did 20,000 or more 10.2.10 One Nation Working Together marchers stream past our rallying point but thousands stopped, took 10.2.10 IAM, ONWT and Hire US, America shirts, signs and UCubed streamers. In fact, they wiped us out! But what was incredible was that all that material made its way to the National Mall!

Thousands of our Brothers and Sisters from the Labor Movement watched the BITE BACK ad, heard from UCubed's litany of incredible speakers and saw the Hire US, America logo. Your efforts gave UCubed a massive boost."

At the end of the RFK Stadium UCubed Pre-Event, people started to walk to the buses that would then shuttle them to the National Mall for the One Nation Working Together Rally.
In a day or so, I will provide links to the videos but for now, here are some pictures.

I strongly suggest registering and signing in at UCubed! While there, use their links to find how UCubed is here to help YOU! Their website can be found by clicking here. Find a "Cube" in your area, and join it. If there is no "Cube" in your area, you can create one. Get involved! Don't allow politicians to silence you. STAND UP & BE HEARD! UCubed also has a blog! Read how the UCubed Rally Shows Solidarity with Jobless! here. Wouldn't YOU want to be an activist? Sure you would! Seriously, it's not difficult! Ask me! Find Tips and Tools on how to be an effective activist when Contacting the Media at UCubed's site.

Next, we advanced toward the National Mall. One Nation Working Together (ONWT) sponsored the rally. You can view pictures from the event on ONWT's site, click here.

These next pictures are of different people from all walks of life with their own messages.

The two pictures in this section were taken while looking down the mall toward the Washington Monument and the Capitol. The next two were taken on the steps heading toward the Lincoln Memorial where the main speakers and media were.

The lady on the right, dressed in black, in the picture above, was speaking in sign language for those in her section to know what was being said and by whom.

Contrary to what Conservatives have said, the number of people in attendance was overwhelming, and evidenced by the pictures above. From the Lincoln Memorial right down to the Capitol Building people watched and listened, participated with groups, their families and some just by themselves. Each and every one of them in UNITY!

The man in the orange shirt I should have interviewed. We were both caught up in the moment of the rally. I gave out my business cards to persons I took pictures of, hopefully, this man and the others will comment! Here are a few pictures of myself and my "partner in crime" for the trip to Washington DC and the rally, Sheri! I am proud to say that we have become close friends. It really took a lot of planning to get 3 of us to these events. I want to thank Sheri for her generous hospitality during the trip.

Of course, there are more pictures, and video from both events. If anyone is interested, please leave a comment with your email address and I'll do my best to get them to you.

On my next blog post, there will be a recap of the unfortunate events that were endured from Thursday, Sept 30 to October 5. I'll call it "The Misadventures that Didn't Keep Us Down", pictures will be included.

In closing of this blog post, I want to also thank two dear friends who conveyed my words and thoughts into a speech. To everyone else ......



Monday, October 4, 2010

Jobs with Justice October 2nd, 2010 Rally

I had the honor to speak for UCubed at the Pre-Event at RFK Stadium. The days event in Washington DC were spectacular.

Tomorrow, pictures etc. will be posted along with video taken at both events.

Monday, September 13, 2010

Update DC March 10/2/10




Personally, I have been in contact with two representatives of different organizations. For transportation from Colorado to Washington DC, I should have some information within this week or early next.

What can you do to help?

Watch this video - Bite Back - from Ur Union of Unemployed (UCubed)

Check out and register (as I did) to UCubed

While you are there, Show Your Support for American Jobs with Yard Signs and Bumper Stickers! I received mine, did you get yours? Get them here.


At One Nation Working Together, there is a map of buses and cars, click on one and get the information you need.

I'm told that soon there might be one website just for transportation. I'll share that information or anything I receive via this blog, on twitter, and on facebook.

While you are at the One Nation Working Together and UCubed websites, please register, contribute information to share, find out what is going on for YOU. As in my prior post, don't forget to check out Working America.

These organizations are fighting for YOU, the least we can do is to help in any way we can.

Please leave comments, advise on anything you've found and want others to know about.

Unity is key! Let's take that key and open some doors!


GO TO DC ON 10/2/10 & BE SEEN!



Thursday, September 9, 2010

October 2, 2010 RALLY ON DC

Are you unemployed, do you know someone who is?

Today, I was at the Local (Denver, CO) Community Affiliate Office of the AFL-CIO - Did you know that they are running a "post card campaign"? I would tend to bet that you hadn't heard. Let me explain.

See the picture within this post, it is a smaller cut down version of the post card that will be sent out to unemployed voters who should VOTE FOR JOBS! Whether you are young or old, employed or not, we need to take back our country.

What we all want - Good Jobs * Health Care * Corporate Accountability * Education! Are we happy that "Corporate America" is trying to keep us down? NO, we're not! Where are the good jobs that we have the skill sets and talents for? Can't find them? NO, we can't find them because our government has added to THEIR needs when it comes to "job creation". Where are those "Main Street jobs"? Are we happy that we don't have UNIVERSAL Health Care? NO, we're not! Insurance companies rape us every moment that they can - are you going to just sit there and do nothing about it? Will you go without HealthCare? NO, huh?

Come on people!

That's right!

We all have voices and choices. What will your choice be? My choice is to have my voice heard and stand up for what is right. What is right for me is having a job similar to what I was laid off from, I want health care without having to give an arm and a leg for it, I want NAFTA to be written so that our jobs stop going to other countries via outsourcing, companies moving etc. I also want my government to take care of me when I have taken care of them my whole working life by paying taxes, paying into Social Security, paying into Medicare. I've worked hard and so have you so that when things get bad, we won't have to worry where our next money will come from, so we won't worry about losing our homes - just to name a few things.



I'd like to see everyone unite, carpool, and convoy on DC. One person drives and others share the cost. The more the merrier! Make signs, tell how angry you are.

There are websites that are organizing buses and carpools - this one comes from the Daily Kos -
Find Buses to the 10.2.10 March on Washington and from One Nation Working Together.

Please visit all sites listed in this blog post. You'll be VERY happy that you did.


Friday, August 27, 2010

Detroit Michigan August 28 - Rally/March

On August 28 there will be a rally and march in Detroit, Michigan. If you live in the area, please make it a priority to be there.

March in Detroit: Call to March
August 28 Rally & March to Rebuild America

The Rainbow PUSH Coalition and UAW, along with our friends and allies, will march to mark the beginning of a new campaign that will call on our leaders to Rebuild America by enacting policy that will unleash the skills and talent of the American workforce. We will march for Jobs, Justice and Peace on the anniversary of that day in 1963 when Walter Reuther, president of UAW, Martin Luther King, Jr., president of SCLC, and other civil rights leaders joined with hundreds of thousands of Americans for the March on Washington.

Click here for the rest of the article.

The word is that Senator Debbie Stabenow will also be at the Rally.

Articles with Pictures of the Rally

Thanks to @OrdinaryLyf for the links to these articles and pictures. He tweeted that the Rally was great to be at - a real experience!

5,000 march in downtown Detroit, urge rebuilding nation - Article written by Naomi Patton of the Free Press - read the article

Another article was written by Donalee King of the San Diego Examiner - Huge UAW and Jackson's Rainbow Push Coalition Jobs-Justice-Peace Rally in Detroit - find the article here

More from Donalee King - Rebuild America: Jobs Justice Peace kickoff today
It was wonderful to see the pictures - nice turnout for Jobs which are desperately needed in our country. View the pictures here

Thursday, August 19, 2010

State Government

Do your State Senators hold "town hall" meetings? How about "coffee meetings"? Did I hear you say No?

I'm a very fortunate person, living in Colorado. My State Senator and State House Representative do hold these meetings - EVERY month! Even though in Colorado our Senators and House Reps are only in session from January to mid May, these "coffee" and "town hall" meetings are held every month. The discussions range from constituent concerns to bills that are coming up for vote. During the town hall meetings, an interesting panel is always put together on a certain topic. Each panelist speaks and then there is a question and answer period.

If you said that your state Senators and House Reps don't do this, call them and ask for it. Your tax dollars and your votes keep these politicians in office. They should work for YOU, like mine do for me.

Tonight, I asked about the way unemployment percentage rates were calculated. We agree that the system and the way percentages are calculated are wrong and a better system needs to be put in place.

Even if your State Representatives are on their break, call their offices anyway. Ask them to investigate ways to obtain the correct percentages.

The message I want to get across is: You never know who can help get the ball rolling if you don't ask.





Monday, August 9, 2010

"99ers" "Tier 5" "Extenders Bill" S-3706

Last week, Senator Debbie Stabenow (on Twitter - @ StabenowPress) introduced Senate Bill 3706 for 99ers, Tier 5. Read up on how what this bill is intended to do for you!

S. 3706:
A bill to extend unemployment insurance benefits and cut taxes for businesses to create hiring incentives, and for other purposes.

Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) has sponsored this bill along with 11 cosponsors:
Sherrod Brown [D-OH]
Robert Casey [D-PA]
Christopher Dodd [D-CT]
Richard Durbin [D-IL]
Kirsten Gillibrand [D-NY]
Frank Lautenberg [D-NJ]
Carl Levin [D-MI]
John Reed [D-RI]
Harry Reid [D-NV]
Charles Schumer [D-NY]
Sheldon Whitehouse [D-RI]

The full text of this bill can be found at: I highly recommend that everyone read the bill to see what impact it will have.

The bill was introduced on August 4, 2010 right before the Senate went on a month's long vacation. They are scheduled to return on September 6, 2010.

This bill is in the first step in the legislative process. Introduced bills and resolutions first go to committees that deliberate, investigate, and revise them before they go to general debate. The majority of bills and resolutions never make it out of committee.

This morning, KWGN, channel 2 - Denver reports through their ticker "U.S. House members called back to Washington DC to pass jobs bill".



Saturday, August 7, 2010

Where does YOUR Unemployment Status Stand?

I was shocked last evening by a phone call from the Colorado unemployment office. The purpose of their call was to make sure that I had received the 6 weeks of unemployment that was due to me and to answer any questions that I had.

For Colorado, this is the information that was given. (for other states links see at the end)

Tier 1 is for 20 weeks or 80% of your claim whichever is lower

Tier 2 is for 14 weeks or 54% of your claim whichever is lower

Tier 3 is for 13 weeks or 5o% of your claim whichever is lower

SEB (state extended benefits) is 13 weeks or 50% of maximum benefits

SEB 2 (state extended benefits) is 7 weeks or 30%

Tier 4 is in some states but not for Colorado at this time (would have been 6 weeks)

The reason for no Tier 4 provision at this time is because Colorado has not had over 8.5% rate of unemployment for 3 months in a row.

This link explains about Colorado.

I asked: What if I move to another state?
Colorado still liable for unemployment for the weeks I have left on my unemployment claim.

What I suggest:
Go to your state unemployment page, look for a link on "extended benefits" or some similar wording. There might be a chart there that explains your unemployment benefits for your state. Keep in mind that ALL states handle unemployment differently!

Arizona Unemployment

State Extended Benefits
Federal Extensions and Additional Compensation can be found at this link.

For Emergency Unemployment Compensation (EUC) click here.

Both links have clear explanations.

If you find the page for YOUR state that provides a chart or information on what the unemployment schedule is - PLEASE leave it in a comment and I'll incorporate it within my blog.

Everyone's help is GREATLY appreciated!



HELP THE 99ers!

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Unemployment NYC RALLY August 12, 2010

Just in! Hot News!

From @ExtendUENow comes this message.


NYC RALLY for TIER5 #99ers #TwitterMarch Aug12th
This is YOUR organization and we need you!

Press Conference / Rally: Keep the American Dream Alive - Tier Five!


12-1 pm

Federal Hall

26 Wall St.

New York City
(Take train #4 or 5 to Wall St, J, M or Z to Broad St, 2 or 3 to Wall St, 1 to Rector St - exit at Greenwich St, R or W to Rector St - exit at Trinity Place, A or C to Fulton Street - exit at John and Nassau Streets)

Can't go to New York? NO PROBLEM!

You can still help us! Just write Kian and tell her you want to help! We need you to help make this a success! In fact we are counting on you to help, but we need commitments from New Yorkers who will attend come rain or shine, hell or high water!

Are you up for this? Are you ready to give them our demands?

Thursday August 12th from 12 noon until 1 p.m.

We need commitments from unemployed workers from the state of New York and surrounding areas, now!

Write the email address below to tell us you will be there!

Kian, our group coordinator, has already lined up colleagues to help out and she
will spend $100 of her money for permits, signs and printing, but she needs to
know how many people to expect. That is why we need commitments now.

Now is the time to step up and take action!

This rally will be the beginning of a series of town hall meetings and other actions to bring about a Tier 5.

Email Kian at <-- please copy & paste in email

Federal Hall was the first seat of the United States Government. George Washington took the oath of office here and Federal Hall was home to the first Congress, Supreme Court, and Executive Branch offices. On Thursday, August 12, the long term unemployed and their supporters, will gather here to demand our elected representatives hear us and help us. We are Americans who, through no fault of our own, lost the careers we spent a lifetime building. Many of us have, or will, lose our homes, our cars and our valued possessions. Most of us have nothing left - no savings, no credit, and no hope. Each week, we hear tragic news of another suicide. The recession is lasting longer than expected, with only one job for every five applicants! Still, WE are told "it has been long enough", "no more unemployment benefits", "tough". Millions are being forced into poverty by their own government, with thousands added to our ranks every week. We will be just a few blocks from the banks bailed out with our tax dollars. Our elected representatives must value the American worker as much as the big bankers. We will not be cast aside as unworthy of support. We will FIGHT for ourselves and our families.

We will DEFEND our right to the American Dream. Please Join Us! or


More on Companies that Do NOT Hire Unemployed

There is a petition site now - you can sign the petition against companies who discriminate against unemployed persons and write your story (which is optional).

Plain and simple - This site is located here. Please sign the petition! Tell your story.

Within my blog I have also written on companies that do not hire the unemployed. Please see and add comments. I'm all about "whistleblowing" and having these companies exposed.

Because it's such a hot topic, I've reported them to their particular states Department of Labor and to the news media in their area. This is a subject that should not be taken lightly.

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Where to Search For a Job

Are you tired of the same old job advertisements and offerings on and Why not try some news ones that I have found.

There are job search sites for everything and best of all, you can set up job agents to go to your email account. If you haven't yet, you may want to set up one email account for applying for jobs. - a place for those REAL jobs - another good one

Don't forget to set up a LinkedIn account ( and network by connections to others. LinkedIn now has groups you can subscribe to for jobs. Co-workers from old employment are a great way to receive recommendations. Personally, I take those recommendations, copy them into a word document and attach them to online applications when you can attach more than just your resume. I also incorporate them into a cover letter because good recommendations are the best references.

This blog post will be an ongoing list of helpful sites for jobs.

If anyone reading along can add to this list, please, by all means, leave a comment and I'll add it. This isn't a list just for me, it's for EVERYONE out there.

In addition to this list, check out your local workforce center and see what they might have - these are usually located through a link on your state's unemployment page. Also, set up a job agent with the state, city where you live or close by, and your county. Government positions are mostly available for any position.

If you are on Twitter, may I suggest to you to search for #{your state} #jobs. If you use TweetDeck, you can have an extra column with that search. In the past few days, I have used those hashtags and applied for at least 10+ jobs. If there are other ways to search on Twitter or Facebook, please leave a comment.




Friday, July 23, 2010

Senate Contact Information (7/21/10)

This list was compiled and organized by @mysteryms via Twitter. She has done an EXCELLENT job on the list!

In this list you will find, an alphabetic listing of Senators by name, includes their address in DC with phone & fax numbers, their websites, their email addresses, where to find them on facebook & twitter and their You Tube channels.

Please give @mysteryms a HUGE atta girl!

Daniel K. Akaka (D) HI 141 Hart Senate Office Bldg.
Washington, DC 20510 (202) 224-6361
Fax: (202) 224-2126

Lamar Alexander (R) TN 455 Dirksen Senate Office Bldg.
Washington, DC 20510 (202) 224-4944
Fax: (202) 228-3398

John Barrasso (R) WY 307 Dirksen Senate Office Bldg.
Washington, DC 20510 (202) 224-6441
Fax: (202) 224-1724

Max Baucus (D) MT 511 Hart Senate Office Bldg.
Washington, DC 20510 (202) 224-2651
Fax: (202) 224-9412
Contact: (?)

Evan Bayh (D) IN 131 Russell Senate Office Bldg.
Washington, DC 20510 (202) 224-5623
Fax: (202) 228-1377

Mark Begich (D) AK 144 Russell Senate Office Bldg.
Washington, DC 20510 (202) 224-3004
(877) 501 - 6275
Fax: (202) 224-2354
Contact: (@SenatorBegich)

Michael F. Bennett (D) CO 702 Hart Senate Office Bldg.
Washington, DC 20510 (202) 224-5852
Fax: (202) 228-5036
Contact: (@BennetForCO)

Robert F. Bennett (R) UT 431 Dirksen Senate Office Bldg.
Washington DC 20510-4403 (202) 224-5444
Fax: (202) 228-1168
Contact: (@senbennett ) (?)

Jeff Bingaman (D) NM 703 Hart Senate Office Bldg.
Washington, DC 20510 (202) 224-5521
Fax: (202) 224-2852
Email:!/jeffbingaman?v=wall&ref=ts (?)

Christopher S. Bond (R) MO 274 Russell Senate Office Bldg.
Washington, DC 20510 (202) 224-5721
Fax: (202) 224-8149
Contact:!/pages/Senator-Kit-Bond/297478832414?v=wall&ref=search (?)

Barbara Boxer (D) CA 112 Hart Senate Office Bldg.
Washington, DC 20510 (202) 224-3553
Fax: (202) 224-0454
Contact: (@Boxer_2010)!/barbaraboxer?ref=ts (?)

Scott P. Brown (R) MA 317 Russell Senate Office Bldg.
Washington DC 20510 (202) 224-4543
Fax: (202) 228-2646
Contact: (@USSenScottBrown)!/pages/Scott-Brown/178795233167?ref=ts (?)

Sherrod Brown (D) OH 713 Hart Senate Office Bldg.
Washington, DC 20510 (202) 224-2315
Fax: (202) 228-6321
Contact: (@SenSherrodBrown)

Sam Brownback (R) KS 303 Hart Senate Office Bldg.
Washington, DC 20510 (202) 224-6521
Fax: (202) 228-1265
Contact: (@SenSamBrownback)

Jim Bunning (R) KY 316 Hart Senate Office Bldg.
Washington, DC 20510 (202) 224-4343
Fax: (202) 228-1373

Richard Burr (R) NC 217 Russell Senate Office Bldg.
Washington, DC 20510 (202) 224-3154
Fax: (202) 228-2981
Contact: (@burrforsenate)!/senatorburr?ref=search (?)

Roland W. Burris (D) IL 387 Russell Senate Office Bldg.
Washington, DC 20510 (202) 224-2854
Fax: (202) 228-3333
Contact: (@rolandwburris)

Maria Cantwell (D) WA 511 Dirksen Senate Office Bldg.
Washington, DC 20510 (202) 224-3441
Fax: (202) 228-0514

Benjamin L. Cardin (D) MD 509 Hart Senate Office Bldg.
Washington, DC 20510 (202) 224-4524
Fax: (202) 224-1651
Contact: (@SenatorCardin)

Thomas R. Carper (D) DE 513 Hart Senate Office Bldg
Washington, DC 20510 (202) 224-2441
Fax: (202) 228-2190

Robert P. Casey, Jr. (D) PA 393 Russell Senate Office Bldg.
Washington, DC 20510 (202) 224-6324
(866) 802-2833
Fax: (202) 228-0604

Saxby Chambliss (R) GA 416 Russell Senate Office Bldg.
Washington, DC 20510 (202) 224-3521
Fax: (202) 224-0103
Contact: @Saxby08 (?)

Tom Coburn (R) OK 172 Russell Senate Office Bldg.
Washington, DC 20510 (202) 224-5754
Fax: (202) 224-6008
Contact: (@TomCoburn)!/teamcoburn?ref=ts

Thad Cochran (R) MS 113 Dirksen Senate Office Bldg.
Washington, D.C. 20510-2402 (202) 224-5054
Fax: (202) 224-9450

Susan M. Collins (R) ME 413 Dirksen Senate Office Bldg.
Washington, DC 20510 (202) 224-2523
Fax: (202) 224-2693
Contact: (@senatorcollins)

Kent Contrad (D) ND 530 Hart Senate Office Bldg.
Washington, DC 20510-3403 (202) 224-2043
Fax: (202) 224-7776

Bob Corker (R) TN 185 Dirksen Senate Office Bldg.
Washington, D.C., 20510 (202) 224-3344
Fax: (202) 228-0566
Contact: (@SenBobCorker)

John Cornyn (R) TX 517 Hart Senate Office Bldg.
Washington, DC 20510 (202) 224-2934
Fax: (202) 228-2856
Contact: (@JohnCornyn)

Mike Crapo (R) ID 239 Dirksen Senate Office Bldg.
Washington, DC 20510 (202) 224-6142
Fax: (202) 224-6142

Jim DeMint (R) SC 340 Russell Senate Office Bldg.
Washington, DC 20510 (202) 224-6121
Fax: (202) 228-5143
Contact: (@JimDeMint)!/senatordemint?ref=ts

Christopher J. Dodd (D) CT 448 Russell Senate Office Bldg.
Washington DC, 20510 (202) 224-2823
Fax: (202) 224-1083
Contact: (@SenChrisDodd)

Byron L. Dorgan (D) ND 322 Hart Senate Office Bldg.
Washington, DC 20510
(202) 224-2551
Fax: (202) 224-1193
Contact:!/byrondorgan?ref=ts (?)

Richard J. Durbin (D) IL 309 Hart Senate Office Bldg.
Washington, DC 20510 (202) 224-2152
Fax: (202) 228-0400

John Ensign (R) NV 119 Russell Senate Bldg.
Washington, DC 20510 (202) 224-6244
Fax: (202) 228-2193
Contact: (@SenEnsign)

Michael B. Enzi (R) WY 379A Senate Russell Office Bldg.
Washington, DC 20510 (202) 224-3424
Fax: (202) 228-0359
Contact:!/mikeenzi?v=wall&ref=ts (?)

Russell D. Feingold (D) WI 506 Hart Senate Office Bldg.
Washington, DC 20510-4904 (202) 224-5323
Fax: (202) 224-2725
Contact: (@russfeingold)!/russfeingold?v=wall&ref=ts (?)

Dianne Feinstein (D) CA 331 Hart Senate Office Bldg.
Washington, D.C. 20510 (202) 224-3841
Fax: (202) 228-3954

Al Franken (D) MN 320 Hart Senate Office Bldg. Washington, DC 20510 (202) 224-5641
Fax: (202) 224-0044
Contact: (@alfranken)

Kirsten E. Gillibrand (D) NY 478 Russell Senate Office Bldg.
Washington, DC 20510 (202) 224-4451
Fax: (202) 228-0282
Contact: (@SenGillibrand)

Carte P. Goodwin (D) SC 188 Russell Senate Office Bldg.
Washington, DC, 20510 (202) 224-3954
Fax: (202) 228-0002

Lindsey Graham (R) SC 290 Russell Senate Office Bldg.
Washington, DC 20510 (202) 224-5972
Fax: (202) 224-3808
Contact: (@GrahamBlog)

Chuck Grassley (R) IA 135 Hart Senate Office Bldg.
Washington, DC 20510 (202) 224-3744.
Fax: (202) 224-6020
Contact: (@ChuckGrassley)

Judd Gregg (R) NH 201 Russell Senate Office Bldg.
Washington, DC 20510
(202) 224-3324
Fax: (202) 224-4952
Contact:!/pages/Senator-Judd-Gregg/107571215929896?v=wall&ref=search (?)

Kay R. Hagan (D) NC 521 Dirksen Senate Office Bldg.
Washington, DC 20510 (202) 224-6342
Fax: (202) 228-2563
Contact: (@SenatorHagan)

Tom Harkin (D) IA 731 Hart Senate Office Bldg.
Washington, DC 20510
(202) 224-3254
Fax: (202) 224-9369
Contact: (@SenatorHarkin)

Orrin G. Hatch (R) UT 104 Hart Senate Office Bldg.
Washington, DC 20510 (202) 224-5251
Fax: (202) 224-6331
Contact: (@OrrinHatch)!/OrrinHatch?ref=ts (?)

Kay Bailey Hutchison (R) TX 284 Russell Senate Office Bldg.
Washington, DC 20510-4304 (202) 224-5922
Fax: (202) 224-0776
Contact: (@kaybaileyhutch)!/kaybaileyhutchison?ref=ts (?)!/TexansforKay?ref=ts (?)

James M. Inhofe (R) OK 453 Russell Senate Office Bldg.
Washington, DC 20510 (202) 224-4721
Fax: (202) 228-0380

Daniel K. Inouye (D) HI 722 Hart Senate Office Bldg.
Washington, DC 20510-1102 (202) 224-3934
Fax: (202) 224-6747
Contact: (@Daniel_Inouye)

Johnny Isakson (R) GA 120 Russell Senate Office Bldg.
Washington, DC 20510 (202) 224-3643
Fax: (202) 228-0724
Contact: (@TeamIsakson)!/isakson?ref=search (?)

Mike Johanns (R) ME 404 Russell Senate Office Bldg.
Washington, DC 20510 (202) 224-4224
Fax: (202) 228-0436
Contact: (@SenMoJo)

Tim Johnson (D) SD 136 Hart Senate Office Bldg.
Washington, DC 20510 (202) 224-5842
Fax: (202) 228-5765
Contact:!/pages/Tim-Johnson/10239811690?ref=ts (?)

Edward E. Kaufman (D) DE 383 Russell Senate Office Bldg.
Washington, DC 20510
(302) 573-6345
Fax: (302) 573-6351

John F. Kerry (D) MA 218 Russell Senate Office Bldg.
Second Floor
Washington D.C. 20510 (202) 224-2742
Fax: (202) 224-8525
Contact: (@JohnKerry)!/johnkerry?ref=ts (?)

Amy Klobuchar (D) MN 302 Hart Senate Office Bldg.
Washington, DC 20510 (202) 224-3244
Fax: (202) 228-2186
Contact:!/pages/Amy-Klobuchar/7606381190?ref=ts (?)

Herb Kohl (D) WI 330 Hart Senate Office Bldg.
Washington, DC 20510 (202) 224-5653
Fax: (202) 224-9787

John Kyl (R) AZ 730 Hart Senate Bldg.
Washington, DC 20510 (202) 224-4521
Fax: (202) 224-2207

Mary L. Landrieu (D) LA 328 Hart Senate Office Bldg.
Washington, DC 20510 (202) 224-5824
Fax: (202) 224-9735

Frank R. Lautenberg (D) NJ 324 Hart Senate Office Bldg.
Washington, DC 20510 (202) 224-3224
Fax: (202) 228-4054
Contact: (@FrankLautenberg)

Patrick J. Leahy (D) VT 433 Russell Senate Bldg.
Washington, DC 20510 (202) 224-4242
Fax: (202) 224-3479

George S. LeMieux (R) FL 356 Russell Senate Office Bldg.
Washington, DC 20510 (202) 224-3041
Fax: (202) 228-5171
Contact: (@George_LeMieux)

Carl Levin (D) MI 269 Russell Senate Office Bldg.
Washington, DC 20510-2202 (202) 224-6221
Fax: (202) 224-1388

Joseph I. Lieberman (ID) CT 706 Hart Senate Office Bldg.
Washington, DC 20510 (202) 224-4041
Fax: (202) 224-9750
Contact: (@JoeLieberman)

Blanche L. Lincoln (D) AR 355 Dirksen Senate Office Bldg.
Washington, DC 20510 (202) 224-4843
Fax: (202) 228-1371

Richard G. Lugar (R) IN 306 Hart Senate Office Bldg.
Washington, DC 20510-1401 (202) 224-4814
Fax: (202) 228-0360
Contact: (@senatorlugar)

John McCain (R) AZ 241 Russell Senate Office Bldg.
Washington, DC 20510 (202) 224-2235
Fax: (202) 228-2862
Contact: (@SenJohnMcCain)

Claire McCaskill (D) MO 717 Hart Senate Office Bldg.
Washington, DC 20510 (202) 224-6154
Fax: (202) 228-6326
Contact: (@clairecmc)

Mitch McConnell (R) KY 361A Russell Senate Office Bldg.
Washington, DC 20510 (202) 224-2541
Fax: (202) 224-2499

Robert Menendez (D) NJ 528 Senate Hart Office Bldg.
Washington, DC 20510 (202) 224-4744
Fax: (202) 228-2197
Contact: (@SenatorMenendez)

Jeff Merkley (D) OR 107 Russell Senate Office Bldg.
Washington, DC 20510 (202) 224-3753
Fax: (202) 228-3997
Contact: (@SenJeffMerkley)

Barbara A. Mikulski (D) MD 503 Hart Senate Office Bldg.
Washington, DC 20510 (202) 224-4654
Fax: (202) 224-8858
Contact: (@SenatorBarb)

Lisa Murkowski R) AK 709 Hart Senate Bldg.
Washington, DC 20510 (202) 224-6665
Fax: (202) 224-5301
Contact: (@lisamurkowski)

Patty Murray (D) WA 173 Russell Senate Office Bldg.
Washington, DC 20510 (202) 224-2621
Fax: (202) 224-0238
Contact: (@PattyMurray)

Ben Nelson (D) NE 720 Hart Senate Office Bldg.
Washington, DC 20510 (202) 224-6551
Fax: (202) 228-0012
Contact: (@SenBenNelson)

Bill Nelson (D) FL 716 Hart Senate Office Bldg.
Washington, DC 20510 (202) 224-5274
Fax: (202) 228-2183
Contact: (@SenBillNelson)

Mark L. Pryor (D) AK 255 Dirksen Senate Office Bldg.
Washington, DC 20510 (202) 224-2353
Fax: (202) 228-0908

Jack Reed (D) RI 728 Hart Senate Office Bldg.
Washington, DC 20510 (202) 224-4642
Fax: (202) 224-4680

Harry Reid (D) NV 522 Hart Senate Office Bldg.
Washington, DC 20510 (202) 224-3542
Fax: (202) 224-7327
Contact: (@SenatorReid)

James E. Risch (R) ID 483 Russell Senate Office Bldg.
Washington, DC 20510. (202) 224-2752
Fax: (202) 224-2573

Pat Roberts (R) KS 109 Hart Senate Office Bldg.
Washington, DC 20510-1605 (202) 224-4774
Fax: (202) 224-3514
Contact: (@SenPatRoberts) (?)

John D. Rockefeller, IV (D) WV 531 Hart Senate Office Bldg.
Washington, DC 20510 (202) 224-6472
Fax: (202) 224-7665

Bernard Sanders (I) VT 332 Dirksen Senate Office Bldg.
Washington, DC 20510
(202) 224-5141
Fax: (202) 228-0776
Contact: (@senatorsanders)

Charles E. Schumer (D) NY 313 Hart Senate Office Bldg.
Washington DC 20510 (202) 224-6542
Fax: (202) 228-3027

Jeff Sessions (R) AL 326 Russell Senate Office Bldg.
Washington, DC 20510 -0104 (202) 224-4124
Fax: (202) 224-3149
Contact: (@SenatorSessions) (?)

Jeanne Shaheen (D) NH 520 Hart Senate Office Bldg.
Washington, DC 20510 (202) 224-2841
Fax: 202) 228-3194
Contact: (@SenatorShaheen) (?) (@JeanneShaheen) (?) (?)

Richard C. Shelby (R) AL 304 Russell Senate Office Bldg.
Washington, DC 20510 (202) 224-5744
Fax: (202) 224-3416

Olympia J. Snowe (R) ME 154 Russell Senate Office Bldg.
Washington, DC 20510 (202) 224-5344
(800) 432-1599
Fax: (202) 224-1946
Contact: (@SenatorSnowe)!/olympiasnowe (?)

Arlen Specter (D) PA 711 Hart Senate Office Bldg.
Washington , DC 20510 (202) 224-4254
Fax: (202) 228-1229
Contact: (@SenArlenSpecter)

Debbie Stabenow (D) MI 133 Hart Senate Office Bldg.
Washington, DC 20510 (202) 224-4822
Fax: (202) 228-0325
email: (@StabenowPress)

Jon Tester (D) MT 724 Hart Senate Office Bldg.
Washington, DC 20510-2604 (202) 224-2644
Fax: (202) 224-8594

John Thune (R) SD 493 Russell Senate Office Bldg.
Washington, DC 20510 (202) 224-2321
Fax: (202) 228-5429
Contact: (@johnthune)

Mark Udall (D) CO 317 Hart Senate Office Bldg.
Washington, DC 20510 (202) 224-5941
Fax: (202) 224-6471
Contact: @MarkUdall and #AskUdall

Tom Udall (D) NM 110 Hart Senate Office Bldg.
Washington DC, 20510 (202) 224-6621
Fax: (202) 228-3261
Contact: (@SenatorTomUdall)

David Vitter (R) LA 516 Hart Senate Office Bldg.
Washington, DC 20510 (202) 224-4623
Fax: (202) 228-5061
Contact: (@DavidVitter)

George V. Voinovich (R) OH 524 Hart Senate Office Bldg.
Washington, DC 20510 (202) 224-3353
Fax: (202) 228-1382

Mark R. Warner (D) VA 459A Russell Senate Office Bldg.
Washington, DC 20510 (202) 224-2023
Fax: (202) 224-6295
Contact: (@MarkWarner)

Jim Webb (D) VA 248 Russell Senate Office Bldg.
Washington, DC 20510 (202) 224-4024
Fax: (202) 228-6363

Sheldon Whitehouse (R) RI 502 Hart Senate Office Bldg.
Washington, DC 20510 (202) 224-2921
Fax: (202) 228-6362

Roger F. Wicker (R) MS 555 Dirksen Senate Office Bldg.
Washington , DC 20510 (202) 224-6253
Fax: (202) 228-0378
Contact: (@RogerWicker)

Ron Wyden (D) OR 223 Dirksen Senate Office Bldg.
Washington, DC 20510-3703 (202) 224-5244
Fax: (202) 228-2717