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Volunteers to Congress: Don’t leave our fellow Americans #OutInTheCold

Last month, because Congress failed to act, 1.3 million people lost unemployment insurance. That is unacceptable.

OFA volunteers showed they won’t stand for this with nationwide events on Tuesday. Some folks even braved the sub-zero temperatures of a polar vortex to tell Congress to restore benefits for people who need them most, not leave them #OutInTheCold. Take a look at the action.

Detroit, Michigan—Temperatures of -36 degrees in Detroit didn’t stop OFA-MI volunteers. They headed out to the Rosa Parks Transit Center to fight for the 189,700 Michiganders who are now #OutInTheCold without an unemployment insurance.

Phoenix, Arizona—
This woman joined the event because this issue affects her daily life. Due to Congress’ inaction, she lost her unemployment insurance on December 28th.

Dallas, Texas—Volunteers headed out to deliver a message to Congressman Jeb Hensarling and the Texas delegation that now is not the time to leave Texans #OutInTheCold. Our new friend Jeff happened upon the event and spontaneously joined the group because the issue is so important to him.

Racine, Wisconsin—three members of Milwaukee OFA joined with WI Citizen Action at Paul Ryan's Racine office today to meet with his district staff and urge Congressman Ryan to take action on unemployment insurance.

Miami, Florida—Supporters in South Florida rallied together to support extending unemployment insurance benefits. Volunteer leaders Pierre, Jeremy, and Ross headed out to let Congressman Mario Diaz-Balart know that they support extending emergency unemployment insurance benefits.

See more photos in the slideshow below:
We've come a long way from the depths of the recession, but that's no reason to turn our backs on the people who are still hurting the most. Add your name to tell Congress where you stand.

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