Urge Senators to vote for Kerry/Murray Amendment Today

Arkansas could lose jobs and revenue; ask our Senators to vote for the Kerry/Murray amendment today.

Urge Senators to vote Yes

The U.S. Senate will vote today on a critical amendment to Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (“TANF”) legislation proposed by Senator John Kerry and Senator Patty Murray to add funds to expand summer youth activities. The amendment as it now stands would extend the TANF Emergency Fund for six months until March 31, 2011 and provide resources for Arkansas to implement a subsidized employment program to create 600 new subsidized jobs by September 2010. An extension without also allowing the state to receive additional dollars above the current maximum amount would be of limited use to the state and would only allow a small number of continuing or new subsidized jobs.

Please call our Senators today and tell them:

“Hello, my name is _________ and I live at ______. I’d like to speak to the person who is working on the TANF legislation. I’m calling to make sure that Senator _________________ votes YES on the Kerry/Murry Amendment to make sure that the bill includes investments in summer youth activities and 600 new jobs for Arkansans.

Senator Mark Pryor
255 Dirksen Senate Office Building
Washington, D.C. 20510
Phone: (202) 224-2353
Fax: (202) 228-0908
Toll Free: 1-877-259-9602

Senator Blanche Lincoln
355 Dirksen Senate Building
Washington, DC 20510-0404
Toll Free: 1-800-352-9364