As you are all aware, the bill that would fix the extended benefit trigger has still not moved. We are working to generate ongoing media attention to this issue as well as ensure that policymakers remain aware that many families are affected across the state by their inaction.
For those of you who would like more regular updates, we are trying to provide them on this website: The Progressive Pulse
As well, we are making every effort to share stories from folks as we get them. More on this effort soon.
In the meantime, we are also planning a press event in Charlotte at 11:30 am on Monday to call on the Speaker of the House and the leadership to move the extended benefit bill forward. The event will be held at the Employment Security Commission office at 5601 Executive Center Drive, Charlotte, NC 28212. Please let me know if you will be able to attend as we are trying to get a sense of numbers.
Alexandra Forter Sirota
North Carolina Budget and Tax Center