Local communities speak out on benefit of TANF Emergency Fund

Sep 03, 2010

By Elizabeth Kenefick

With less than a month to go before the TANF Emergency Fund expires, individuals and organizations across the country are speaking out regarding the ways their communities have benefited from this program.  As mentioned earlier this week, workers at the Internet Archive, a non-profit organization that has hired more than 100 individuals through San Francisco's subsidized employment program JOBS NOW!, created this "flip book" telling how these jobs have helped them and their families.  They were also featured in a press conference with San Francisco's Mayor Gavin Newsom that aired on KTVU yesterday.  Three thousand miles away, the Philadelphia Unemployment Project's John Dodds spoke with FOX News on Wednesday about the Way to Work program in Pennsylvania and another segment [i] interviewing participants also aired.  Finally, a PBS correspondent traveled to Mississippi to learn about the men and women affected by the TANF EF and its subsidized jobs program.  These programs will be shut down if Congress does not extend the Emergency Fund by September 30.  Learn more and take action.      

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