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Unemployed, Underemployed Plan Operation Flood Washington

U.S. (Apr 19) – With relentless effort and fortitude, the unemployed, unemployed without benefits, and underemployed gather momentum for their grassroot movement, MAYDAY SOS, scheduled for April 30 and May 3, 2010.

Their plan is simple and unique in their bid to be recognized and once again represented by their government – fax and email resumes to Washington. Participants also are encouraged to snail mail their resumes by April 30 to The White House.

Paladinette, founder of JoblessUnite, understands the fight those demanding extensions to Tier IV and the addition of a Tier V face. “There is no talk of a Tier V, nor even a hint that there will be one so put the pressure on, support it with REAL numbers how many jobs have you applied for/Resumes sent out in your job search. They need to hear from us,” her statement at MAYDAY SOS reads.

Organization and timing will play a key role to the success or failure of such a massive, non-violent, movement. Specific Washington cabinet members and members of Congress contacts are listed at the site, along with free fax options for those without the means to send resumes in this manner.

“In order for ‘M-A-Y-D-A-Y S.O.S.” to have the biggest impact we need to focus on the target list,” Paladinette informs her visitors. “…on April 30th and May 3rd only!”

WNV readers are aware we support non-violent approaches to citizen representation such as the 99er Tier V petition at Change.org, and JoblessUnite’s resume days.

With even a thin sliver of possibility that these non-violent, but highly effective and efficient, efforts pay off, it is every citizen’s duty to ensure that they are fairly represented in Washington, D.C., and heard on Capitol Hill.

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32 Responses to Unemployed, Underemployed Plan Operation Flood Washington

  1. Paladinette

    April 19, 2010 at 9:33 pm

    WHOO HOO thank you for this article. Great Job!!

    • jobless&invisible

      April 20, 2010 at 7:04 pm

      Thank you very much for this article. We need this me and millions of others that are trying to be heard. Small voices in a large crowd of hard of hearing people.

      With this these many small voices will maybe get loud enough to be heard. There are a lot of us that are in this predicament that in very dire need of either an extension of Tier 4 with a modified trigger or a Tier 5 with a trigger to cover ALL STATES. And there are many in states that did not even receive Tier 4 because it had such a low trigger.

      The employment situation in this country is out of control and all we ask is for them to create jobs and to help us survive until the jobs are there for us find.

      Thanks again for this article. And my resume will be included many times to many different Senators

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  4. JB

    April 20, 2010 at 12:09 am

    Im not going to send them my Resume’s. Why? Im going to send them a straight forward, from the heart, letters about how we more benefit weeks. And how moving claim deadlines do nothing to help the long-term unemployed.

    Tier 5 to survive!!

    • T. Cahill

      April 21, 2010 at 12:16 am

      Speak up JB and be heard. There’s an individual roaming the board who thinks 99ers and others are just lazy. The latest figures in our paper show otherwise. I’ll be doing something about that soon. Too many out of work, too few jobs. Something must be done.

  5. kim

    April 20, 2010 at 9:52 am

    I’ll send a resume along with my list of places I’ve applied to over the last 2 1/2 years – and a letter. Great idea.

  6. Issa

    April 20, 2010 at 11:50 am

    I can’t wait! It’s exciting to join with thousands of others on days like MAYDAY SOS. It makes the statement that we’re organized, large in numbers, and determined.

    • TONY

      April 20, 2010 at 3:02 pm



  7. just wondering

    April 20, 2010 at 12:13 pm

    Even the local government employment sites have a hiring freeze. I was called for an interview on a Thursday for the following Monday. Whooowhooo!!! They called the day after the interview appointment was scheduled (Friday), and stated that as of their Thurday P.M. meeting……my interview on Monday was cancelled due to a hiring freeze. I went back to their web—-there it was—-the county implemented a hiring freeze until further notice. In big red letters!


    The unemployment ‘figures’ do not reflect the total family UNITS in distress.
    Millions on unemployment, now lets count their children, grandparents they are taking care of, and other family members seeking a roof over their head….to keep from being homeless.
    Since government entities are implementing a hiring freeze, I think THAT shouts
    how much a TIER V is needed.

    The job sites seem to be a joke:
    -Snag-a-Job has the same listings all of the time. It is like the companies are using the site to have free advertising with their name continuously repeated, for the SAME jobs over and over.

    I have applied to hundreds through the MONSTER job site.
    Then when you look at your history for the latest jobs you have applied for, all it states is APPLIED, APPLIED, APPLIED, APPLIED….
    I had only ONE job applied for, that stated my resume was REVIEWED.
    Only one!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    The number of unemployed, added to the number of family members suffering- that is a whole lot of Americans. An enormous amount of Americans.

    Where is the press? Our government? Our so called celebrities that take on causes for other countries ………… but not their own?????

    I have always worked hard, been honest, and loved my country with a passion that surprised many. Now ……….. well now……A TIER V is needed.

    A TIER V is needed………….

    • T. Cahill

      April 21, 2010 at 12:19 am

      Hi just wondering! I’m so sorry you’re hopes were high only to be dashed! As to “where is the press?” we are the press. You are the press. The whole movement is the press. Heck, call radio and TV stations. Get yourself interviewed. Do whatever it takes, in a non-violent way, to get noticed and heard!

      • just wondering

        April 21, 2010 at 6:34 am

        Thank you T. Cahill…you are the first to acknowledge our plight.
        May God Bless You.

        I will keep crawling and trying to bring attention to this problem. I have even emailed the First Lady, with no response as of today. I am hoping since she is a mother, with HER extended family living with her, she would be the first to understand the extension of the FAMILY UNITS suffering.

        Many comment boards are wondering why Haiti gets such a reponse, but not Americans on the road to homelessness. I am sure the comments are due to the frustrations felt throughout America.

        Americans seem bitter and very angry that their plight has not been given a ‘blink of the eye’ response…from our representatives. When they call their representatives offices, they are met with scorn or told they are the first to contact the office about a tier V. ???????

        We are tired of being blamed for the unemployment when we would not be recieving unemployment—if we were just too lazy to work. They do not grant you unemployment unless it is determined ‘no fault of the employee’. Example: my company closed the office where I was employed.

        You can not live on a budget, if there is no money to budget.

        TIER V would be a blessing to Americans.

        Thanks again—–Just Wondering

  8. Christine

    April 20, 2010 at 1:08 pm

    Great Idea! We desperately need a Tier V asap! I have a feeling these politicians are going to drag this out close to the November elections to make themselves look good. Pass a Tier V for 20 weeks in June so it will go pass the November elections. We have to continue to FLOOD them NOW, TOMORROW, and the day after with CALLS-EMAILS-FAXES!!!!. Don’t slack up waiting for 4/30th folks.

    • T. Cahill

      April 21, 2010 at 12:21 am

      Hi Christine, if they don’t get a move on before June 5th all those still ON the rolls stand to lose big time, let alone all those who have been dropped from the rolls, remain unaccounted for, and still without jobs. Yes, Congress must move.

      Enough already with their petty bickering!

  9. Christine

    April 20, 2010 at 1:14 pm

    GREAT IDEA! I wouldn’t be surprised if our elected officials will pass a Tier V to run right into the November elections to make themselves look good! We have to continue to FLOOD their offices with CALLS-EMAILS-FAXES TODAY,TOMORROW, and the next day! Don’t slack up waiting until 4/30th, time is NOT on our side because many of us have exhausted Tier IV. Interesting to see what the DOL stats will look like with the + Census Jobs and the – unemployed kicked off of the unemployment rolls.

  10. christine

    April 20, 2010 at 1:34 pm

    GREAT IDEA! We need to continue to FLOOD our Congress in both Houses with FAXES,EMAILS,and CALLS! These politicians are slick enough to play this out so they will look good in the November elections! Pass a Bill for Tier V to extend benefits for 20 weeks in July and BOOM! Benefits will continue through November. I don’t put anything pass these politicians because they should have had a JOBS BILL by now AND they should have a Amendment adding additional weeks to Tier IV or a BILL for a TIER V. They are delaying for a reason and we have to let them know this is our SURVIVAL.

  11. christine

    April 20, 2010 at 1:36 pm

    Wow! My comments are not connecting.

    • christine

      April 20, 2010 at 1:49 pm

      Great idea! Lets keep the FLOOD on with EMAILS-FAXES-CALLS to the MEDIA and our so-called elected officials for a Amendment adding additional weeks to Tier IV or a NEW Tier V! We didn’t create this Recession and yet we are being treated as if we had a hand in it. I’m not becoming homeless because Washington didn’t try to fix this economic crisis in 2009 instead of being totally fixated on Healthcare Reform. They need to ACT on this asap and not drag it out close to the November elections to make themselves look good. Its wrong!

  12. christine

    April 20, 2010 at 1:41 pm

    Great Idea! We still have to continue to FLOOD our Congress in both houses with CALLS-EMAILS-FAXES for additional weeks of jobless benefits added to Tier IV for ALL the unemployed and for ALL 50 States or a TIER V to SURVIVE! These politicians are dragging this out for a reason, I wouldn’t be surprise if it was to pass legislation as stated above in continue thought the November elections. Why haven’t they passed HR 4213 extending expiration dates to year-end OR HR 4707 extending expiration dates thru fiscal year ending 9/30/10??? They have a plan BUT we just don’t know what it is because they’re not saying. UNITE & KEEP UP THE FIGHT FOR TIER V TO SURVIVE!!!!

    • T. Cahill

      April 21, 2010 at 12:23 am

      Hi Christine, I see your comments were coming along quite nicely. Anyone reading, when you do make a comment, you must confirm by visiting your inbox. Even then, some go into moderation, especially if it’s not “civil” (not saying yours isn’t, yours is fine, but some phew! you should see some of the ones we get that never make it to the outside world – nasty!).

  13. Anthony

    April 20, 2010 at 7:23 pm

    99 weeks has run out 2 weeks ago.

    To my Government………………HELPPPPPPPPPPPPP!!!!


  14. Anthony

    April 20, 2010 at 7:30 pm

    “We Are Not Looking For Welfare, Just Seeking What’s Fair Is Fair”!

    Tier V Until American Jobs Thrive!!!

    • T. Cahill

      April 21, 2010 at 12:25 am

      Hi Anthony! God, whatever or whoever or however you perceive the force to be (or even if you don’t believe in one, now would be the time to start), help us all!

      Those with jobs, consider yourself lucky. And remember, the next time you talk with someone or wait on someone or deliver something or sell something SMILE because you have a paycheck.

  15. Denise

    April 21, 2010 at 6:07 am

    Let’s give it to them. Spread the news. NO JOBS/TEIR 5. The reports out there state that this economy is not going to rebound for years. Where does that leave us? Congress need to push this extension out for everyone out till year end, these tiers got to go. I’m in the same boat now (99er) as the person who just got laid off.

  16. TAdams

    April 22, 2010 at 12:23 pm

    It’s so great to see the info about April 30th and May 3rd being spread in so many different places! Thanks again Theresa for promoting our cause, and of course a rounding shout of thanks and support to the tireless Paladinette!

    We need TIER V NOW – not in June, July or November!

  17. scott

    April 22, 2010 at 9:49 pm

    Breaking news from fox. Sean Hannity, Glen Beck and Bill Oreilly are forming a boys band to sing songs about the lazy unemployed. such songs as.
    1-EAT CAKE
    2-I made 32 million last year ahahah suckers.
    3- Get a job you bums.
    4- I support a war with IRAN.
    5- I could retire today if i wanted. could you?
    And much much more. Fox news has not had a release date yet but im sure the 15 million unemployed will rush to stores to buy it.

  18. Tom Rice

    April 23, 2010 at 7:57 pm

    Many of Exhaustees have hit the streets with this flier. We are visiting places such as One Stop Centers to spread the word. Please copy and paste into a flier and then make copies and have other make copies. Pass it ON!

    M-A-Y-D-A-Y S.O.S.
    Are you sick of hearing there are jobs only to find none.
    Are you tired of applying for jobs only to hear silence?
    Are you hearing NO you DO NOT qualify for food or shelter assistance?
    Are you tired of your U.S. Senator ignoring the plight of the long term unemployed?
    Are you homeless, near homelessness, no food, utilities shut off, no phones or internet to seek job opportunities?
    Do you have friends, family members or former co-workers who have lost everything they worked for only to be told NO by Congress and our U.S. Senators?
    Are you sick of Congress bailing out banks, catastrophes in other countries without worrying if it was paid for first! Did we pay for the war first?
    America’s unemployment is in an emergency situation. Do NOT let your U.S. Senator tell you NO.
    Do you realize UI benefits are NOT welfare? You pay into UI and pay taxes on benefits.
    Did you lose your health care benefits and are facing going to emergency rooms for treatment?
    Are you sick of your U.S. Senator sitting on their hands, living large and being lazy when it comes to being a voice for you?
    Are you sick of hearing the unemployed numbers are dropping only to discover they went up and will continue to go up when Census workers are no longer needed?
    Are you ready to be counted!

    We are the Unemployed of America. We are organized and will be protesting at various offices across this nation. Get involved. Show up with your signs, your stories, what being unemployed has cost you. Don’t let our U.S. Senators ignore us. Demand they take action and add weeks or another Tier of unemployment benefits.
    Did you know the extension only extended filing deadlines!
    Did you know many states do not qualify to move onto existing Tiers if their unemployment rate did not meet the criteria?

    Go to the following sites and sign petitions. Sign up for the protests scheduled in your area. Be seen and be heard! We are not going to take it anymore!


    [Editor’s Note: WorldNewsVine was listed and we appreciate it. However, we are only reporting about petitions and marches scheduled. We encourage all American citizens to express their constitutional rights to peaceful assembly be that through voice or marches, etc.]

  19. Mike G

    April 27, 2010 at 12:10 pm

    Every day more people loose their jobs, personally I have applied several times for the only positions available and so far I have been unsuccessful in landing a job. Here in florida the situation is desperate. How can we find a job when all the factories and industries have moved overseas? It is not our fault of the economic catastrophe that our government has submitted this country. We need help, with the amount of money we get from the unemployment is berely enough to survive but at least we can help our families. We need all the help we can get. We must participate in the campaign. How can we get back to work if there is no positions open? We need tier 5 for our survival.

  20. dee

    April 27, 2010 at 12:47 pm

    The message put out on 4/16 by the Associated Press.

    Obama thanked Congress for passing the temporary extension, saying it was critical to help struggling families make ends meet.

    “Millions of Americans who lost their jobs in this economic crisis depend on unemployment and health insurance benefits to get by as they look for work and get themselves back on their feet,” Obama said in a statement.

    “But as I requested in my budget, I urge Congress to move quickly to extend these benefits through the end of this year.”

    April 16, 2010, 1:35AM

    Apparently, the message needs to hit CONGRESS in the FACE!!! How about it PEOPLE!!! Let’s force feed CONGRESS until they get it right!!! DO NOT GIVE UP!!!

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