The U.S. Senate is set to vote on the American Jobs Act as early as tonight.
It's a bill that will put people to work immediately, and it contains proposals that both parties have said in the past that they'd support.
But Senate Republicans want to block it. Not because they have a jobs plan—they don't. They only have a political plan.
Their strategy is to suffocate the economy for the sake of what they think will be a political victory. They think that the more folks see Washington taking no action to create jobs, the better their chances in the next election. So they're doing everything in their power to make sure nothing gets done.
There's still time for principled Republican senators to declare their independence from this kamikaze political strategy. And the only way it can happen is if they hear from you today.
Will you take three minutes and call Congress now.
If your senator's office says they won't support the American Jobs Act, ask them which part they don't support:
Making sure that those who served our country can get good jobs at home by providing incentives for businesses to hire unemployed veterans?
Preventing layoffs of teachers, cops, and firefighters, while supporting the hiring of tens of thousands more?
Rebuilding our crumbling roads, bridges, railways, and airports with a bipartisan, public-private infrastructure bank?
Modernizing at least 35,000 public schools in rural and urban areas?
Providing job training for the unemployed, especially young people who have been hit especially hard?
The President has been forceful and clear: action on jobs is desperately needed, and Congress should pass this bill right away.
Call the Senate to tell your legislators you expect them to do the right thing and move forward on this bill today.