Congressman Paulsen Saddled With Unemployed Workers Petitions

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Congressman Erik Paulsen, who represents Minnesota’s Third Congressional District, received 7,000 signed petitions from Twin Cities area workers pleading for an extension of the federal unemployment benefits that are set to expire Dec. 1. Two million people will be dropped from having jobless benefits next month if Congress doesn’t pass a jobless benefits extension in November.
Working America has about 230,000 members in Minnesota. It is the fastest growing organization in the nation for working families.

Bill Sorem

Bill Sorem is a longtime advertising professional who started with Campbell Mithun and ended up with his own agency. After a tour as a sailing fleet manager in the Virgin Islands he turned to database programming as an independent consultant. He has written sailing guides for the British Virgin Islands and Belize, and written for a number of blogs. In 2010, he volunteered as a citizen journalist with The UpTake and has stayed on as a video reporter.

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