Statement on Governor Kemp Ending Federal Unemployment Supplements


Contact: Nekeidra Taylor

Communications Director

E: nekeidra@gahousedems.com

May 14, 2021 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Yesterday, Governor Kemp announced Georgia’s plan to end federal unemployment supplements putting Georgians at risk as they continue to support their families and navigate a pandemic. At a time when some qualified applicants have yet to receive a single check, it is unconscionable to blame an ailing economy on the most vulnerable Georgians. Governor Kemp's rhetoric around unemployment insurance glosses over a failed Department of Labor that has broken its promise to Georgians time and time again Instead, we should focus on building a progressive economy that values labor by raising the Georgia minimum wage that currently sits below the federal poverty level and expanding access to child care by closing corporate tax loopholes. The numbers indicate there's more work to do as we recover and we will continue put the needs of the communities we serve first and move Georgia forward.


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