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Elyssa Koidin Schmier
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Elyssa Koidin Schmier is the National Budget Campaign Director at MomsRising. Previously, she has handled poverty policy and legislative issues at the Jewish Council for Public Affairs and the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (ACORN). She can be found on Twitter @ElyssaK.

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Don't Leave the Unemployed Out in the Cold

(5) Comments | Posted January 7, 2014 | 9:03 AM

For some, it was a season of rejoicing. Unexpectedly, Congress actually passed a bipartisan budget deal, mercifully sparing us from the fiscal brinkmanship of the last few years. However, not everyone was saved from the fiscal edge. When Congress adjourned for the holidays, 1.3 million unemployed Americans lost...

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