Get the word out about in the press
Write a letter to the editor and let readers of your local paper know that lawmakers and Governor McCrory are about to drive North Carolina off the Unemployment Cliff on July 1.
On July 1, the benefit changes will not only mean a far weaker insurance system for our economy, business, and workers when unemployment is high but it will also result in the loss of $780 MILLION in federal extended benefits for 170,000 North Carolinians and their families! That is because the federal program available through the end of the year requires states to not cut benefits in exchange for receiving 100% of the funds needed to pay for this support to unemployed workers.
Tell newspaper readers in your area that state leaders can still save jobless workers a world of hurt by writing a letter to the editor!
The Letter to the Editor Section is one of the most widely read sections of the newspaper and can reach a large audience. It allows community members to comment on the way issues are being addressed in the media and to influence the topics the local paper may choose to cover. Elected officials often monitor this section of the newspaper and take notice of constituents’ opinions.
We’ve made it easy for you to contact your local newspaper with your views. We’ve given you some talking points to help you get started, but remember this. Editors want to hear from you in your own words, so be sure to speak from the heart!