Ed Schultz Show connection update
The push to get the long term unemployed issue into the hands of Ed Schultz continues. Reader R has been doing some great work with contacting Ed Schultz’s Show representatives. As soon as I learn more about how R is progessing, I’ll post an update.
As I mentioned yesterday, we the long term unemployed need a large mouthpiece from the main stream media to get the attention they deserve. My audience is quite small compared to that of an Ed Schultz or Rachel Maddow, so it’s vital that someone with a large audience be the spokesperson for the long term unemployed. With upwards of ten million long term unemployed, it’s surprising that no main stream media personality has taken up the cause.
Reader Al C. called the Ed Schultz Show last Friday and he sent along the audio from that phone call, which is worth a listen. also take a look at Al’s adventures holding a Tier 5 support sign on the Chris Matthews Show.
Now that’s the kind of attention that needs to be seen by millions.
als-edshow – Click the link to listen to Al C. on the Ed Schultz radio show May 21.
This is the effort we all need to make. We need to get the word out there in many different ways:
- Call and write your local and national news stations and newspapers.
- Call radio stations and radio personalities and tell them your story. Have the facts on hand so they don’t try and confuse the issue.
- Join Facebook, MySpace and Twitter. Become followers/friends of news personalities and tell your story and link to sites that do tell your story. In fact, if you want to follow your rep’s tweets, go to http://legistalker.org/ and find out what they are saying firsthand.
There are about 10 million long term unemployed and discouraged workers who need to get the word out.
For those looking for Layoff List updates:
I haven’t had time to update The Layoff List in a couple of months due to posting of unemployment extension updates at my Examiner.com site. If you are looking to stay informed about unemployment extensions, please visit Rochester Unemployment Examiner.
Once you visit Rochester Unemployment Examiner you can review unemployment information, data and details that you don’t find in the main stream media. You can also add comments about your current situation and what you think needs ot be done to improve the job market and unemployment benefits system. I hope to see you there.
I’ll be returning to posting on The Layoff List at some point in the future.