Dear Old First,
May I ask folks to join me this week in a social media action for the continuation of $600 a week unemployment benefits?
Here’s the plan: working with some of the big unions (Mike and I work for Unite Here, the hospitality Workers’ union), there is a campaign to take a number of actions this coming week to raise public support and to pressure the Congress to continue the $600 a week.
Could you join me in is by agreeing to fast for the day this coming Tuesday, August 11 and post a photo of an empty plate on social media with a note about what you’re fasting for, using the hashtag #FastAction. Below is:
a photo as an example, and
the link to the pledge to take action on the 11th: https://actionnetwork.org/forms/fast-for-action?source=direct_link&referrer=group-unitehere
If you have any questions, please feel free to ask me. And join me in advocating for the individuals and families hurt by the unemployment caused by COVID.