For Immediate Release Contact: Cindy Petersen
January 7, 2014 951-471-2520
Tim Sheridan, the Democratic Party’s leading candidate in the race for California’s 42nd Congressional District, remarked today that he “was encouraged by the bi-partisan Senate vote to hear debate on the extension of unemployment benefits”.
Riverside, California has an unemployment rate estimated in December 2013 at 9.6%. This compares to a national unemployment rate for the same period of 6.1%. (http://www.calmis.ca.gov/file/lfmonth/rive$pds.pdf). “The current Congressman, Ken Calvert, has failed to bring enough jobs to our area,” Sheridan added. “Let’s hope he stands with those unemployed in the 42nd and votes to extend unemployment benefits when the bill reaches the House.”
According to the Congressional Budget Office, the extension of benefits would be beneficial to the economy – both by increasing the GDP and, surprisingly enough, by creating jobs. The CBO says that when the unemployed spend their unemployment benefits, it helps local business. “Supporting this measure makes a lot of sense,” Sheridan said. “Mr. Calvert would be hurting both those who are unemployed and local business if he does not vote for the extension.”
Sheridan, who currently serves as the Democratic State Central Committee AD 67 Executive Board Representative, is an eleven-year resident of Menifee seeking his first elective office. California’s 42nd Congressional District covers a small part of Hemet and includes Corona, Lake Elsinore, Murrieta and Menifee, among other cities.
For the .pdf file, click here: Press release Jan 7 2014 Extending unemployment benefits2