One last thing before the new year..

I’m suggesting to many of my clients that they send a letter – NOW – to their member of Congress.  This fiscal cliff threat is so scary, and voicing an opinion is something we can all do.  Here’s my draft, which you are free to borrow:

To:  Rep. Steny Hoyer

1705 Longworth House Office Building
Washington, D.C. 20515

Dear Mr. Hoyer,

I am writing to voice my concern about the fiscal cliff legislation that seems to be going nowhere right now.

As a career counselor and a blogger, I am in contact with many unemployed people, people who are diligently looking for work right now.

The fact that they may lose their unemployment benefits as of next week is frightening to all of us.  Think of it:  the car payment, the utility bills, the rent or mortgage, and any other financial obligations accrued by even frugal people will be at risk.

Does this make sense?  No, it does not.  Please use whatever influence you have to lift your voice in protest of this irresponsible action.

You can contribute to a happy new year or a disaster.  Please do the right thing.


Anne Headley

5th congressional district, Maryland


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