Unemployed Workers Visit Illinois 10th District Rep. Mark Kirk
Earlier today, members of the Chicago Jobs with Justice Unemployed Workers' Council and allies paid a visit to Representative (and Illinois Senate candidate) Mark Kirk's office in Northbrook, Illinois to protest his opposition to extending unemployment benefits.
Jorge Ramirez, President of the Chicago Federation of Labor, spoke to Rep. Kirk's staff, "that's the primary reason why a lot of these folks are here. They're unemployed, their unemployment benefits are getting cut off... he needs to know that the votes he makes in Washington are directly accountable to the people you see in this room."
The House has already voted to extend unemployment benefits (without Rep. Kirk's support), but it has yet to pass the Senate. A Senate vote is expected Tuesday.